Or so the survey says. I believe Reverend Wright used the term "Chickens Coming Home to Roost" to describe this kind of cause and effect.
A lot of Democrats are so wed to their choice for president that they'd sooner switch parties than fight for their candidate's rival, according to a new Gallup Poll today - which you first read about here in the Swamp courtesy of Gallup's Frank Newport yesterday.
Twenty-eight percent of the Democrats backing Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York tell Gallup's pollsters that they would vote for Republican Sen. John McCain over Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. And 19 percent of Obama's backers say they would vote for McCain before voting for Clinton.
This is a die-hard bunch of Clintonites, many of these Democrats. McCain would welcome them -- and the Obama backers too.
There's no question that Obama has polarized and divided the Democratic Party, and the Obama blame police will be pointing to everything but the truth -- the simple truth being that Obama cannot deliver on his promise of healing the divide in this nation and around the world, in fact -- he's making the divide within the Democratic Party much worse every day.
But there's hope...
Of course, that's what they say now - in the heat of a Democratic campaign that has only increased in intensity as the two, Obama and Clinton, have entered a virtual deadlock which may only be broken by the intervention of the party's "super-delegates. This is what voters were telling Gallup's pollsters in days of daily tracking polls compiled between March 7 and March 22 - with responses drawn from a pretty big sample over that time.
Come November, with Democrats motivated to reclaim the White House and Democrats turning out in record numbers in this year's primaries, the numbers may tell a different story.
Just not much hope in my view. When Obama attacked Clinton over Geraldine Ferraro's remarks a lot of liberals saw Obama for exactly what he is.
Ferraro stated a simple fact and was labeled a racist and vilified in the public square. She was attacked on the basis of her race, and Obama explained away her remarks as just something white folks do... you know, especially those older white folks.
Obama's no different from any other politician, just a hell of a lot less experienced. If he gains the nomination he'll lose in the general election to McCain. It's as simple as that.
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