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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Just under three weeks to go before the Pennsylvania primary, which seems like an eternity in the epic struggle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
History suggests that the more time Obama has to campaign somewhere, the better he does. A new poll seems to bear this out. The Quinnipiac University poll shows Clinton with a 9-point lead over Obama... 50% to 41%,that's down from a 12 point lead two weeks ago.
Also, Obama continues to rack up endorsements from some pretty key figures. Today former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton, co-chairman of the 9/11 commission and a former chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Committees, endorsed Obama. Hamilton's endorsement could carry some weight in his home state of Indiana, which has yet to vote and it could boost Obama's standing on national security.
Meanwhile, Clinton took a hit this morning from New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd who described the former first lady as "tougher" than Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It wasn't meant as a compliment.
And remember Clinton's argument that she is the only one able to win the big states? Well, it turns out she didn't win Texas on March 4th. Although Clinton won the primary she lost the caucuses. And Barack Obama actually walked out of Texas the winner, collecting more delegates than Senator Clinton: 99 to 94.
Here’s my question to you: Is the long stretch of time before the Pennsylvania primary to Hillary Clinton's advantage or disadvantage?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Jay from Phoenix, Arizona writes:
Disadvantage. Clinton wins points with her policies and her name recognition. She loses points with her personality flaws and campaign practices. As time passes, her negatives show up more and more and eventually overshadow her positives. A long wait before the vote is not in her favor.
Nancy from Cunningham, Tennessee writes:
You know, Jack, every question you phrase sounds anti-Hillary. Give the lady a break. She has got some good ideas about what to do for the mess that this country is in…. Time is on her side. The longer until the election, the more of her ideas she can put out there.
James from Cary, North Carolina writes:
Clinton's biggest threat is herself. If she continues to "misspeak" like she has, she'll drive people away, regardless of Obama's campaigning.
Warren from Edinboro, Pennsylvania writes:
Hillary has a friend in Pennsylvania, millions of them - including time. Obama, on the other hand, would like the race to end yesterday so voters don't have the time to discover that his policies are as good as his bowling scores.
Ryan from Champaign, Illinois writes:
I think time works for Obama, as the Rev. Wright story finally abates and voters in Pennsylvania get more important information. The more time he spends in a state, the better he fares.
Andrea from Omaha, Nebraska writes:
If she can avoid those snipers, she can win Pennsylvania, but not by as big a margin as she thought.