The Great Polarizer

Here's the data Democrats need to absorb:

More than half of Americans say they wouldn't consider voting for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president if she becomes the Democratic nominee, according to a new national poll made available to McClatchy Newspapers and NBC News. The poll by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research found that 52 percent of Americans wouldn't consider voting for Clinton, D-N.Y.

Clinton rang up high negatives across the board, with 60 percent of independents, 56 percent of men, 47 percent of women and 88 percent of Republicans saying they wouldn't consider voting for her.

Why would any political party in its right mind nominate someone who would concede more than half the electorate before she starts? What's more striking to me is that a politician who knows she has this effect on the country still insists on trying to regain the power of the presidency.