Skip to comments.Buyer's Remorse - How Rank and File Democrats are Rejecting Their 'Inevitable' Nominee
Posted on 05/26/2008 7:47:23 PM PDT by neverdem
PART ONE: ALL VOTERS, GENDER, AND RACE
Ever since the media declared that Barack Obama was inevitable after February 19th, based on a two week period when the an unprepared Hillary Clinton campaign suffered 10 straight losses, rank and file Democratic voters have been sending a message. Rather than rally round the inevitable nominee that message has been a consistent, loud, and clear message to the Democratic Party DO NOT WANT.
In nearly every demographic category since February 19, Clinton percentage of the vote has risen, while Obamas has fallen. This includes Obamas supposed strong demographic categories such as voters with college degrees post-graduate degrees and voters whose income is above the national median. And Clinton beat Obama in the primaries in March, April and May in most of the major categories.
In the aftermath of Super Tuesday, John McCain was anointed by the media as the inevitable nominee and with good reason. McCain had accumulated 740 of the necessary 1129 pledged delegates necessary to clinch the GOP nomination, and all he had to do was win 40% of the remaining delegates against two non-mainstream Republican challengers (Huckabee and Paul). Rank and file Republicans accepted McCain as their nominee, and McCain won every contest held subsequent to Super Tuesday with the exception of the Louisiana primary held on February 9th..and that contest he lost by only 1% (43% to 42%).
McCain may not have been the choice of the majority of Republicans, but once he was declared the inevitable nominee, rank and file Republicans closed ranks behind McCain. Despite doing virtually no campaigning at all, McCain has been able to garner at least 50% of the vote in every other primary contest held subsequent to Super Tuesday...
(Excerpt) Read more at taylormarsh.com ...
TaylorMarsh must be on Hillary’s Coin.
Fact check: He managed only 24% in the Kansas Caucus held the same day.
The Dims are in (operation) chaos...
she is. she is very strongly pro clinton and will spin virtually anything into something good for hillary.
why are we sourcing liberal blogs here? may as well source the daily kos...
And with all this chaos on the Dem side, this race is McCain’s to lose.
And he is making a good go at losing, with his RINO stances.
They'll just remain irrelevant, like their faction of the party.
The poll out this week says that only NH is competitive. CO, IA, NM, OH, MN all lean heavily to Oprah’s Obama.
I feel neither pique, anger or hubris.
A loyalty to my country and my beliefs however.
I will never vote for a liberal.
McQueeg is just that and no more.
Interesting article. Makes me wonder who the dimocrat nominee will be????
I have always said that it will NOT be ‘Bama.
I couldn't say. I never heard of her before. I found the link at American Thinker. I was afraid we couldn't post it like the Huffington Post. The donkeys don't sound too confident whomever they run. Considering McRino, I hope the dems disintegrate.
It is unclear to me how it makes me relevant to support someone that actively champions that in which I do not believe.
A "pique" of anger? My disagreements with Senator McCain go well beyond that.
Senator McCain would be a more logical choice for an "anger & hubris" designation.
Rank and file republicans maybe but not conservatives.
what poll re you referring to ? I say polls showing McCain ahead in Ohio ,NH, and IA.
Oh wow.I guess we will see if you can win without us conservatives.Good luck with that.
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