February 7, 2008

IT'S IGNORANCE THAT BREEDS THE COMFORT:

Who Is More Electable? (NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, 2/08/08, Der Spiegel)

[O]ne clue emerged in Tuesday's balloting in 14 "red states" that were won by President George W. Bush in 2004. Mr. Obama won nine while Hillary Rodham Clinton won four and is ahead in the fifth.

"Obama would appeal much more to Republican voters," said Susan Eisenhower, a lifelong Republican and granddaughter of the late president. "Not all Republican voters, but certainly those who might be somewhat in play." [...]

Mr. Obama does surprisingly well among evangelical Christians, an important constituency in swing states. For example, Relevant magazine, which caters to young evangelicals, asked its readers: "Who would Jesus vote for?" Mr. Obama was the winner and came out 27 percentage points ahead of Mrs. Clinton. [...]

Then again, voters in many states have only just begun to be acquainted with Mr. Obama, and more familiarity may breed more comfort -- and dispel some of the savage myths about him, such as the one claiming that he is a Muslim who doesn't pledge allegiance to the American flag. Such lies will become harder to sustain.


In the Democratic primaries, Senator Obama--who favors the right to infanticide, opposes parental notification, received a 0% ranking from the National Right to Life Committee, etc.--is fending off the charge that he's insufficiently pro-death. It's the truth about his positions that he can't afford to have known. The lies are gravy.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 7, 2008 9:13 AM
Comments

I love the fact that a far-lefty can get away with saying that being called a Muslim is a "savage myth"...Too funny.

Posted by: b at February 7, 2008 12:17 PM
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