I don't know, the most depressing thing about Obama to me is a graph CNN ran of his percentages across age groups. As soon as they got out of 25- he started doing poorly and above 45 he was heavily losing
More than half of voters younger than age 30 were supporting Obama, and he even had a near 2-to-1 lead over her among those age 30 to 44. Clinton had a big lead among the oldest voters.
Obama had a strong lead among the half of Democrats who called themselves liberal and was about even with Clinton among moderates. Edwards led among the small number of conservatives.
And FWIW -- I have not heard - even once - Obama's middle name ever spoken on Fox News.
I pray that the primary doesn't get super dirty as time goes by and destroy the "hope" theme.
Wrote James M. McPherson: "Could this "team of rivals," each of them initially convinced of his superiority to the inexperienced president, work together in harmony? Joseph Medill, the editor of The Chicago Tribune and one of Lincoln's most loyal supporters, later asked the president why he had made these appointments. "We needed the strongest men of the party in the cabinet," Lincoln replied. "These were the very strongest men. Then I had no right to deprive the country of their services."
The present votes Obama took at that time, along with many other pro-choice legislators, were 'no' votes to bad bills being used for political gain. We asked Senator Obama and other strong supporters of choice to vote present to encourage Senators facing tough re-elections to make the right choice by voting present, instead of caving to political pressure and voting for these bad bills. In the Illinois State Senate, Obama showed leadership, compassion and a true commitment to reproductive health care. The Republican Senate President at the time constantly used anti-abortion bills to pigeon-hole Democrats so that he could target them with misleading mailers during campaign season. It was a tactic that was about politics, not policy - and Obama didn't let them get away with it.
As I explained last night, one big plus side of the current battle going on in New Hampshire is that it might finally disrupt (hope springs eternal) the mind control powers Mark Penn uses to get Democrats to pay him money to lose their campaigns for them.
In Brief: Five Intensely Obvious Things We Learned From Iowa:
4. Robo-Romney creeps out farmers.
Perhaps to occasional "enlightened" people, Mamba has credentials that could choke a black hole. To everyone else, he's either the token negro, or the Uncle Tom. I want a nonWASPmale jackass as POTUS as much as any liberal
The Secret Service obviously feels there are credible threats against Obama, otherwise they wouldn't be protecting him at this point (and for the past 8 months or so).
And a selection of people here, to their credit, don't care so much for labels or pigeonholes as much as what they perceive to be integrity and truthfulness.
OH NOES!!! Obama is going to raise your taxes!
Obama got more votes then all the republicans combined.
The most telling laugh line in Obama's stump speech is his description of the dreadful charge his opponents make against him. "Obama's talking about hope again," the candidate says, mimicking his foes. Then his tenor drops to a low, conspiratorial pitch: "He's a hope monger."
'At Dartmouth, Emily Goodell, 18, sat astride a strange fence, contemplating a vote for Mr. McCain or Mr. Obama . . . "It is kind of a strange thing since they have different views on many of the issues," Ms. Goodell said. "They come across as genuine. I trust them."'
Does anyone know of any sites that would have a breakdown of which candidates are predicted to be strong in late vs. early precincts, and how that should play out now that roughly a half of votes are reported?
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