Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has won the endorsement of film producer and director Steven Spielberg, ending a tug-of-war between Clinton and Barack Obama for the Hollywood heavyweight’s affections.
“I’ve taken the time to familiarize myself with the impressive field of Democratic candidates and am convinced that Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate to lead us from her first day in the White House,” Spielberg said Wednesday in a statement released by the Clinton campaign.
Perhaps there’s some unrest over whether or not Obama has the staying power Hillary does.
Spielberg has been a supporter and contributor to Clinton in the past, but his support for her presidential bid wasn’t always certain. In February, he co-hosted a Beverly Hills fundraiser for Obama with his DreamWorks production partners David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg that brought in more than $1.3 million. Katzenberg is backing Obama, as is Geffen, a former Clinton ally turned critic.
As I have maintained, Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. It’s been foretold many fortnight ago. Ascribed in stone.
Obama’s best chance is to end up as VP so he can run in 8 years perhaps. Audacious.
Then there’s this:
DURHAM â€“ New York Sen. Hillary Clinton has widened her lead over her party’s Presidential rivals in a new poll of likely New Hampshire Democratic Presidential primary voters.
The University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll was released yesterday. Conducted June 6-10 for CNN and WMUR-TV, the poll asked 309 participants who they would support if the primary were held today.
The poll, which has a margin of error of 5.6 percent, showed Clinton with 36 percent, and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama at 22 percent. The poll showed a significant drop for former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, to 12 percent from 21 percent in the previous UNH-conducted poll in late March and early April.
Despite her baggage, Hillary is the choice of most democrats. Plus, she’s apparently getting increased support from women. She’s “the man”, so to speak.