justsaynotoBO-One issue I have with all these folks is that they keep claiming they held their noses and voted for Kerry, Gore, Mondale, and Dukakis, and yet they're absolutely resolute in voting for McCain. Why is it that these Hillary supporters are completely unwilling to make the exception this time?
Unfortunately, people are not in their right mind when it comes to this election. AA's are voting 100% on the basis of race, college students are completely deluded, and their rich, latte-sipping parents have become detached from the realities that working people face in this country.
I gather that they believe it's really about teaching the DNC a lesson for serving up another unelectable dud, and are willing to vote for McCain even if they don't like him. I believe that this justification doesn't pass the smell test.
We're in the middle of two failed wars, an economy that we haven't experienced the worst of yet, and a whole host of other problems. Even though I personally don't prefer Hillary Clinton and if she were to be the Democratic nominee, I would *never* be willing to pass the baton to John McCain, who has been a cheerleader for the Bush-Cheney policies-- just to teach the DNC a lesson.
So yes, it's something deeper than revenge. It can't be electibility-- saying it's so doesn't make it so. He may not be doing as well among white, blue-collar folks in Appalachia, but he did just fine with the same demographic in rural Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and etc.
It has to do with a black, freshman senator who seems to not have established enough credibility with white people. Do they really think Obama is going to make women wear burkas and listen to his crazy Christian pastor?
But then again, reason has not been a strong-suit of the Clinton campaign or her supporters.