Sen. Biden: Hillary Clinton will be hard to beat in 2008 race. - I am not buying such talk, not now, not in 2007-08.
"I think she'd be incredibly difficult to beat," the Delaware Democrat said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I think she is the most difficult obstacle for anyone being the nominee."
The former first lady and Democratic senator from New York insists that she plans to run for re-election in 2006. But speculation persists that she might run for president in 2008.
"She is likely to be the nominee," Biden said. "She'd be the toughest person and I think Hillary Clinton is able to be elected president of the United States."
Biden said he is thinking about running again, 20 years after his first failed bid for the White House because "there's a lot at stake."
I might not be a U.S. Senator, but I am not buying this or even worrying about such talk at this early stage in the game.
Will she be a factor? Sure. Will she get the nominee? No; hopefully we have learned from 2004 that we must nominate someone who appeals to all 50 states.
See my 11-06-04 post entitled:
"Democrats Map Out a Different Strategy -- The 2008 nominee must appeal to red states, analysts say. Hillary Clinton may not (read WILL NOT) qualify."