Dick Morris and  Eileen McGann

The general-election polls show Romney 12 points behind Hillary Clinton and McCain tied with her. If she's the Democratic nominee, McCain has two big advantages: He can get Hispanic voters (thanks to his sponsorship of immigration reform) and he can attract Democrats and Independents who backed Obama and are turned off to Hillary as a candidate.

Romney, without any appeal to Latinos and not much to moderates or Independents, would be a far easier opponent for the Clintons to take on.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

Dick Morris, a former political adviser to Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and President Bill Clinton, is the author of 2010: Take Back America. To get all of Dick Morris’s and Eileen McGann’s columns for free by email, go to www.dickmorris.com