The bad news for Democrats: Generic candidates don't run for office.
In the most recent Time poll, respondents say they'd vote for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, but that they'd pick John McCain or Rudy Giuliani over either Clinton or Obama. (The poll didn't include John Edwards in any head-to-head general election matchups.)
As an unidentified Democratic consultant tells the Hotline. "Our 'top tier' candidates may be the only Democrats in existence who can't win in 08."