In his latest Chrystal Ball newsletter Sabato, the director of the University of Virginia�s Center for Politics and a widely respected expert on the American political scene, sees Hillary Clinton as a probable winner in the primaries and a probable loser in the general election.
Noting that Hilary could easily survive a loss in the Iowa caucuses, Sabato warns that the road ahead for her is still full of ruts and potholes.
That being said, her fate lies in whether the Democrats � and the country – consider the big picture prior to voting in January and then November. “It’s anybody’s guess,� he writes “whether they will.�
Thanks to the President�s staggeringly low popularity rating and other problems besetting the GOP, the outlook for a Democratic victory in 2008 looks bright. But simmering below the surface are indications that the rosy picture may be misleading.