“The white, blue-collar vote is an important corner stone to this country's demographic. But, as reported on NPR this morning, in general elections, they vote republican. The last democrat to take that demographic nation wide was LBJ. Not even Bill Clinton won the majority of the white vote, or the Protestant vote, both of which are being attributed to as factors to Hilary Clinton's large margin in WV. As a democrat, I would absolutely love to see us become a party that has appeal to that demographic. I don't however, think it's the end of Obama if we are unsuccessful.”
Zanti on May 14, 2008 at 16:33:29
“The Obama campaign, because of its relentless race-carding, has angered whites in general. When I say "whites in general," I'm neither suggesting whites are one big, same-thinking voting bloc NOR am I playing the game of carving whites into 20 or 30 subgroups. I mean that, across the board, whites are upset. And with justification.
If there ever was a time for retiring the race card, even if simply for the moment (until things cool down), this would be it. Instead, the Obamites are turning up the volume on their anti-common-man bigotry.
(And, yes, I'm generalizing--I'm referring to the B.O. bloc's behavior as a group. I know that views vary considerably within any hive.)
Instead of facing the gruesome fact of their anti-average-voter bias, the B.O. supporters are using racism as a circular rationale--as in, sure, we're losing this or that group of white votes, but those folks are all racist, anyway.
And, if they weren't voting anti-black to begin with, the Obamites are going to make damned sure they do come November. Great work, folks!! You've done the party proud.”
“That's what absentee ballots are for. Although many Obama supporters are middle aged, or older Americans, like my my close to 60 Republican boss, my 69 year old mother (okay, she's a Democrat) or several friends in their 40s and 50s both Democrat and Republican.”
“Let's see, I'm a middle class white woman, and I support Obama. I know several republicans who support Obama. My elderly mother is an Obama supporter. Oh, and by the way, my African American co-worker supports Hillary Clinton. Statistics are helpful, but not the full picture when put into the context of a national election. In my lifetime (mid-40s) I have never seen a candidate that has the cross appeal Obama does. That doesn't mean everyone loves him, but a wide variety do.”
“Because the alternative will probably be John McCain. I am a Obama supporter and am firmly prepared to support Hilary Clinton if she is the nominee.”
GeoLee on Feb 13, 2008 at 16:29:45
“From most of the comments I read, you are in the minority of the Obamaniacs who would do so. That is what is so frightening to those of us who put what is in the best interest our country and our party. Our party stands for some things the other does not and I want far more details from Obama before August. I hope since he now wishes to preserve his lead by turning down debates where he actually gets questions about specifics, that his followers hold him accountable to answereing with more than nicely worded platitudes. I want to know, for example, who he plans to keep down costs if he does not feel a health plan should be universal, yet not mandated and how that is aprpeciably different than the current broken system. I say this because a huge number of Pbama posters seem to feel threatened by being required to have health insurance. So if they get hurt, we all pay for them and their selfishness of opting out. In that kind of plan, healthy individuals, who often are young and think they are invincible, will take advantage of the system costing the rest of us higher prices, until they need help and then they will expect the best.”