Why voters pick Bugs Bunny over Daffy Duck.

Who's winning, who's losing, and why.
March 4 2008 11:55 AM

Bugs Bunny vs. Daffy Duck

Why voters always choose the wascally wabbit for president.

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The Bugs-Daffy dichotomy gets intriguing when you try to apply it to the general election. If Clinton pulls out the nomination, it will be Daffy vs. Daffy. There is no doubt that John McCain takes on politics with a Daffy-like suspicion of the corrupt, feckless folks about him. If Obama prevails in the primaries, we will have a dramatic Bugs-Daffy face-off. And it may be that McCain will be the candidate to break the losing Daffy pattern, because he'll be able to argue successfully that in a dangerous world, you need a president more in touch with the dark side of human nature. This argument might even work for Clinton if the primary battle goes on past tonight. Especially given the current Bugs in the White House.

Jeff Greenfield is the senior political correspondent for CBS News.