Democrats Love Their Candidates, GOP Fractured - Base Hates McCain

This morning on MSNBC anchor Alex Witt spoke with Pat Buchanan and Democratic strategist Peter Fenn about the campaign thus far and a new Newsweek p

This morning on MSNBC anchor Alex Witt spoke with Pat Buchanan and Democratic strategist Peter Fenn about the campaign thus far and a new Newsweek poll which shows Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in a dead heat nationwide, but with a large number of undecided voters. The poll also shows the reality of this year's race -- Democrats are happy with their candidates, while the GOP is deeply fractured and unhappy with their choices.

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Despite some of the back and forth issues between Clinton and Obama this primary season, the Democratic Party is in a unique and enviable position. 84% of Democrats in this Newsweek poll say they are satisfied with their candidate being the nominee for president, while the base of the GOP absolutely loathes their front runner, John McCain. Peter Fenn brings up a scathing article in the current issue of The American Conservative which says McCain is unfit to serve as the Commander in Chief. Even Pat Buchanan, who notes the Superdelegate issue could be a problem for the party, can't deny the divide, acknowledging the Democrats are looking good compared to his party.

Buchanan:"But there's no doubt the Democratic party is far more united than that crowd I usually hang out with."

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