Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Some Clinton Supporters are Dumb

I don't believe the latest numbers from an NBC exit poll in Indiana yesterday (I feel they are inflated by those asked the question in the hopes of getting an immediate, in-your-face effect), but they are still telling:

Of those who claim Clinton, 31% said they would vote for McCain if Obama got the nomination and 16% said they would simply stay home.

Since it is very obvious that McCain and Clinton are nothing alike, these voters are saying that rather than support Democratic principles and go with the candidate that is much more in line with their ideals, they'd sooner go with her ultimate arch-rival, the one man who is against most everything for which she has campaigned. Are these people stupid? Even Clinton has to loathe those kinds of numbers.

The same question was asked of Obama supporters. 19% said they would vote for McCain and 18% said they'd stay home. The McCain number among the Obama supporters is far smaller than those in Clinton's camp. I am convinced that the only reason that percentage is as high as it is, is that Obama has wooed independents and even quite a few Republicans who like the idea of an Obama presidency but are still smarting from the Clinton years. Either way, Obama supporters are a far more forgiving group.

Will those numbers be as high when push comes to shove? No way. But it does indicate that the Dems have quite a bit of healing to do. And the sooner they start, the better.


Anonymous POD said...

The photograph in this post looks like a perfect caption for an upcoming movie poster called, "An Inconvenient Truth". At least for the Clinton camp.

Clinton just seems sooooo "90's" and just represents the past...

She's got a 100 million in the bank, and should be considering retirement, not the presidency... but I wouldn't be surprised to hear if she vies for the VP spot... but I think that's extremely unlikely... unless I wake up one morning and see a dog and cat having a go at it in the middle of my street:)

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Democrats should do what the Republicans have already done. Bend over and accept that Sen. McCain will be your next president.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any indication that the number of Clinton voters who said they'd support McCain was so high because they were actually Republicans trying to sabotage the Obama campaign (or, to put it bluntly, trying to screw their fellow Americans and the very process of democracy in their country)? I've been aghast at people actually considering and doing this kind of thing in various states at the urging of the likes of Limbaugh and Ingraham.

very, very sad. : ( I cannot imagine what they're thinking--the complete absence of ethical considerations. no moral sensibilities whatsoever.

On the other hand, I have seen some Clinton supporters who appear really over-the-top and who have swallowed the huge nonsense about Obama being "anti-American," or's all very weird.

6:43 PM  

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