Mar 21 2008

Democrat Implosion Continues

Published by at 9:45 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

The democrats are in a heap of trouble going into the 2008 Presidential election. The infighting is causing many supporters of each candidate to prefer McCain over their democrat opposition if their candidates lose:

The lengthy Democratic primary contest bodes well for Republican chances of holding the White House, a new poll suggests.

As Democratic Senators Barack Obama of Illinois and Hillary Clinton of New York slug it out for the nomination, many of their supporters — at least in Pennsylvania, site of the next major primary — aren’t committed to the party’s ticket in November, according to a Franklin & Marshall College Poll.

Among Obama supporters, 20 percent said they would vote for Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican nominee, if Clinton beats their candidate for the nomination. Among Clinton supporters, 19 percent said they would support McCain in November if Obama is the Democratic nominee.

Those are huge numbers which may grow as the civil war continues through the spring and summer. No matter what happens now it will be the party machine that selects the candidate and one side is going to cry ‘foul’ and head over to McCain’s centrist camp. Add in success in Iraq and Iraqi elections right before our national elections and you have a recipe for disaster. In fact, given Congress’ low approval ratings we may find a broad movement in the country to dump all the incumbents out.

And that would put the Dems in a real bind.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Democrat Implosion Continues”

  1. crosspatch says:

    I fully expect to see McCain in the White House with a veto-proof Democratic majority in Congress. If not after ’08, then certainly after ’10.

  2. MerlinOS2 says:

    It doesn’t help their cause that recent info shows that if the Fl delegates are left out 1 in 4 say they won’t vote in the general for the Dems.

    Now if that is either a sit out or switch it is a major impact in a state where as we have seen can be very close in the total numbers.

    And that poll doesn’t even take into the account any sore loser issues on the Obama / Clinton supporters.

  3. owl says:

    I intend to hedge my bet. A family joke. One morning at breakfast before the primaries began, my spouse and I each placed our ‘million dollar’ bets on the winner. I put mine on Obama to win. He has won the primaries. Now I am ready to double down on who will be the Dem ticket. Hillary/Obama with Hill on top.

    I just watched part of the Obama/Richardson speech. Obama is fighting hard and I wouldn’t be surprised if he thinks this is his ticket.

    Brilliant. Most of the racism we have witnessed for the last 15 years has come from blacks against whites. We all know it. Obama knows it. So what does he do? He drags up the split created about Mexicans.

    He was back in form. Laughing. At ease.

    Until they are buried, the MSM still drives this train.

    Nice way to get the pressure off. I am still placing the above family bet though.

  4. tomk59 says:

    I’ll believe it when I see it. About 1/2 the country could be considered insane, and most of them are dems. The point is the dems will vote , and they will vote for dems even if their candidate is Satan himself.

  5. Frogg says:

    Here’s an interesting bit of info:

    According to a new poll by InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion, 82% knew about the controversy surrounding Barack Obama’s relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Obama’s speech about race in America. Of those who knew about the controversy and the speech, 52% said it made them less likely to vote for him. Moreover, 56% of blacks said the speech made them less likely to vote for him.