To Mrs. Pdog
I guess it's academic now that Obama is on his way to the nomination but the evidence really just doesn't support the idea that either Obama or Clinton has an electibility problem. Obama may be more electible that Clinton but only in the sense that both would seemingly crush McCain.
And before anyone says that Clinton would draw out the base.. that number you see voting for McCain & Huckabee? That *is* the base. Clinton's negatives are driven by partisan Republicans and Democrats, not moderates/independents. Those Republicans aren't voting for either Obama or Clinton. And those Partisan dems will vote Clinton, they just won't like it.
My point is not that you should vote for Teh Awesome or Teh Clenis. Simply that at this point a slightly retarded monkey would probably pull more votes that McCain in the general. I know I've used that line before but I only repeat it because I am not joking.
Update 2/14 by way of comparison John Kerry recieved a *total* of 6,795,957 votes in the 2004 Democractic primary.