If the Edwards Scandal had broken before Iowa

Hillary Clinton's ex-Communications Director Howard Wolfson gives voice to a theme I've seen on a few liberal sites since the Edward's scandal saw light; if it had been revealed in November instead of August, would Hillary be the nominee?"I believe we would have won Iowa, and Clinton today would therefore have been the nominee," Howard Wolfson told ABCNews.com in an interview released Monday, because internal campaign polling showed "our voters and Edwards voters were the same people. They were older, pro-union. Not all, but maybe two-thirds of them would have been for us and we would have barely beaten Obama."Two months after Edwards first denied rumors of the affair, Barack Obama's win in the Iowa caucuses - and Clinton's third-place showing behind Edwards - fundamentally altered the shape of the race."Any of the campaigns that would have tried to push that [rumor] would have been burned by it," said Wolfson, who said he did not understand why, in...(Read Full Post)

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