An interesting new Gallup Poll asked:
Who do you LEAST want to see elected president this year.
40% – John McCain
36% – Hillary Clinton
20% – Barack Obama
More good news for Obama!
A disturbing side note: 12% of the people who chose Obama did so because they believe (incorrectly) that he is a Muslim.
I’m pretty sure, however, that this won’t translate into any sort of disadvantage when it comes to votes because I’m confident that anyone who believes this nonsense could never actually figure out where their polling place is – or even how […]Full Story... →
Check the video:
(Note the Clinton and McCain statements were virtually identical.) From HuffPo…
But as the CBC report and others makes clear, the core of the story turned out to be false. The Canadian government contacted Goolsbee to clarify Obama’s position on trade, not the reverse. Although Goolsbee did meet with Canada’s Chicago consul general George Rioux (not, as was reported in the original leak, Ambassador Michael Wilson), there’s no evidence that he ever described Obama’s position as mere political posturing. Instead, Goolsbee responded to Canadian questions by clarifying that Obama wasn’t pushing to scrap the agreement […]Full Story... →
I think there has been some misunderstanding over my posts yesterday morning and Tuesday evening about racist attacks on Obama apparently having a significant effect on the results of the Ohio primary.
People will have differences of opinion about candidates on valid policy issues. Poor, rural voters feel that Clinton is stronger on NAFTA/trade – I get that. I think they are wrong in their judgment, but I won’t vilify someone for disagreeing with me on an issue of policy judgment. That is, after all, what elections are supposed to be about. So, if someone picks Clinton because they feel […]Full Story... →
… because I really don’t want to stir the pot any more, but… I think it’s too important to ignore.
It appears the Clinton campaign might have been doing some additional race-baiting.
Tensions are running high in Democratic circles between the supporters of senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — and nowhere is that more evident than on the internet.
Some of the more explosive blog posts making the rounds today concern a charge from a couple of diarists on the Daily Kos that the Clinton campaign deliberately darkened Obama’s skin color in a recent television ad.
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Honestly, I expected a narrow Clinton win here in Ohio (after all, if there is one thing we’re good at, it’s fucking things up for the rest of the country), but I was a little surprised by the margin. As I pointed out last night, exit polling wasn’t exactly flattering to Clinton voters, as it implies that they are voting based on the gender and race of the candidates, and not on the merits. (To be fair, black voters went overwhelmingly for Obama, and I certainly suspect that a good portion of that is race politics – but […]Full Story... →
Watching the basketball game, but I was looking at CNN’s exit polling and something interesting jumped out at me…
Despite Clinton supporters claiming that Obama and his supporters are sexist, of people who answered the question “was the gender of the candidate important to you?” in the affirmative went for Clinton 57% to 43%. Voters who answered “no” split nearly down the middle. Additionally, of voters who said that the race of the candidate was important, Clinton was winning 56-43. Of voters who said race wasn’t important, voters split down the middle.
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Hillary Clinton told reporters that both she and the presumtive Republican nominee John McCain offer the experience to be ready to tackle any crisis facing the country under their watch, but Barack Obama simply offers more rhetoric. “I think you’ll be able to imagine many things Senator McCain will be able to say,” she said. “He’s never been the president, but he will put forth his lifetime of experience. I will put forth my lifetime of experience. Senator Obama will put forth a speech he made in 2002.” Clinton was referring to Obama’s anti-war speech he delivered […]Full Story... →
How unfortunate: a Southern Ohio voter who is interested in Obama is concerned that he’s Muslim.
Of course, our pals in the right-wing blogosphere here in Ohio are more interested in “winning” by smearing Obama (by using his middle name, when he doesn’t, and other things to perpetuate the false “Muslim” smear) than in the truth. Many of them are upset at McCain for condemning these kinds of smears. (I don’t use my middle name colloquially, so if someone else was, I’d think they had some kind of ulterior motive. Especially if my middle name was “Hussein”. […]Full Story... →