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March 08, 2008


Peg Welch

I think your conclusion Mr. Epstein misses the REAL ISSUSE! What we should be concerned about is the "soon to be noted" SPLIT amongst the Dems who support these two candidates. The poll done that says the Obama people would more readily vote for Hillary is insane. And the Hillary people who support Hillary will not vote for Obama either. The longer this goes on the more apparent it becomes.....we lose in November, regardless of who the nominee is.

David Epstein

So once again we agree -- I'm still not sure if this is reassuring or scary. I didn't realize that I was echoing the "roll the dice" phrase used by the Clinton campaign, but I do think it's apt. Let others make the perfect the enemy of the good; as for me, I just want us to win this one, very badly.


So in other words, we shouldn't "roll the dice." :-) Personally, I am willing to. However, I have a pervasive feeling that the Dems could totally screw up this shot (in fact, I almost expect it...), so I definitely understand the desire to go with a known entity.

Of course, I think Obama is the better candidate (as you so astutely pointed out in one of your comments before). There's no denying that he's "high variance," though.

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