Why Obamania is not translating to votes: Paging Hillary ?!?!
Barack Obama should be trouncing John McCain in the 2008 Presidential Campaign but he isn’t. Consider this, although the security situation in Iraq has greatly improved, the war is still greatly unpopular with the American public with over 60% of the public saying the war hasn’t been worth the squeeze….or the juice….or however that saying goes.
Add-on the reality that the Republican brand is “un-sellable dog food,” in comparison to that delicious Alpo the Democrats are pushing (according to these percentages), and I think the Obama Campaign is in a state of unexpected shock
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Net Dem Advtg.
|Gov’t Ethics &
|Nat’l Security/War on Terror||40%||45%||-5|
Although his party is seen as better at handling all the issues (minus Iraq) Senator Obama has failed to open a substantial lead in most polls. As a student of history I recognize that Presidential Campaigns by nature are very tight, and 6 point leads (which Obama holds in quite a few polls) are bigger than those George Bush managed to amass in the 2000 or 2004 Election.
Below is a collection of polls from realclearpolitics.com
|RCP National Average||46.3||43.7||Obama +2.6|
|Favorable Ratings||+21.7||+18.8||Obama +2.9|
|Intrade Market Odds||61.6||33.7||–|
|Electoral College||Obama||McCain||Toss Ups|
|RCP Electoral Count||238||163||137|
|No Toss Up States||322||216||–|
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Again, Obama IS winning, I repeat, Obama IS winning, but the equivalent of what he is experiencing is on par with Tiger Woods holding a 1 shot lead over (insert golfer of your choice) in a match-play runoff. Meaning…it’s great he’s winning, but man we all expected a 5 & 3 blowout (that’s a big win in golf talk). I would really love to hear why most folks think this election is polling the way it is.
Is it racism? Is McCain Rocky Balboa? Has the Obama Campaign failed thus far?
Is it because Obama has just become nationally known? Are these just meaningless polls?
And the one explanation I’m leaning towards
Should the Democrats have picked Hillary and is she needed as VP to sure up votes ?
Whatever you think the case may be, comment below and add your take to the conversation.
There’s my verse now you come in with the chorus!!!