To tell you the truth, I really thought Lazio was going to trounce Hillary. NY has such a record of dark horse candidates coming from behind on election day. (But then again, I thought Hilary was the dark horse in the early part of the campaign)
As for a Hillary bid in 2004, put it into perspective. Lazio lost by something like 8% I think. Like LawyerRon said, the only thing that he got votes for was that he wasn't Hilary. That was his entire campaign. Also keep in mind that NY is arguably the most democratic state in the nation. So Hilary wins by 8% in the most democratic state in the nation when her only candidate has no message or platform. Put her against any candidate with a platform and throw in the other states that are much less democratic if not conservative and you wind up with a big loss for her in 2004. (I think Texas just passed NY as the second most populous state in the nation, and that means more electoral votes) Personally, I hope that the Dems run her.
Wasn't it funny the way Gore was always talking about how the founder's original intent in the Constitution was to have every vote counted? I wonder how he meshes that original intent view with his living document view?
[Edited by troysvihl on 12-31-2000 at 05:28 AM]