Das Hillary Apparat is claiming that she would be a stronger general election nominee as she has done better in the big state primaries. It is a specious argument. Primary results in a given state do not really have much to do with general election results in that state. In fact, a private pollster I trust dropped by the confessional this am--he's client number 8, but that's another story--and passed along a brand new poll of an important mid-sized swing state. It shows McCain and Obama essentially tied, with both in the low 40's. But McCain leads HRC in the same state by 7 points. Go Hillary, go!