Wednesday, September 10, 2008

clinton revisited?

hopefully the recent polling numbers on white women will come back to earth. but i am worried. and it does make me briefly rethink the possibility of clinton as VP. clinton might have helped keep women voters in the democratic fold. i don't really believe it's clinton supporters that palin is bringing in, they couldn't be that stupid. but moderate/swing vote women, palin is having an impact. and clinton's presence might possibly have lessened that impact. anyway, articles like this are a nightmare scenario.

palin can still be exposed in the VP debate, but biden is going to have to be careful not to be seen as sexist/bullying. hopefully the moderator will ask some tough questions, and biden will be able to expose her ignorance and utter lack of qualification without getting his hands too dirty. btw, here is some insight into biden's strategy.


Blogger sauce said...

Yep. I just don't see why Hillary was cast aside...would've been unbeatable, in my opinion.

9/10/2008 10:27 AM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

well, i think obama/clinton would have been just as "beatable" on the whole as obama/biden; just not as susceptible to a mccain/palin ticket.

9/10/2008 1:39 PM  
Blogger sauce said...

It just stood to reason to me that the two with the most votes, especially since it was so close, should run together. i could be wrong. Maybe the party would be even more energized than it already is...

9/10/2008 2:17 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

btw, check this bullshit out:

she's so clueless that even after being primed day and night for a week or so she couldn't even define "the bush doctrine".

9/11/2008 11:59 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

You're right, huevos, that Obama/Biden is no more beatable generally than Obama/Clinton. Biden also doesn't have the well-discussed downsides of Clinton.

It's Palin that changes the equation. In Obama's defense, you can't expect your opponent to do something as crazy as put a complete foreign policy novice with little experience and an unresolved scandal on a ticket that heretofore claimed the supreme importance of national security, experience, and character.

In the end, I don't think Palin gets McCain many more women. Certainly no women who otherwise would have voted for Obama.

9/12/2008 11:48 AM  

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