June 3, 2008

GOOD TIMES:

White Women Take the Gloves Off (Froma Harrop, 6/03/08, Real Clear Politics)

The woman who shouted "McCain in '08" at the Democratic rules committee was speaking for a multitude. After mounting for months, female anger over the choreographed dumping on Hillary Clinton and her supporters has exploded -- and party loyalty be damned. That the women are beginning to have a good time is an especially bad sign for Barack Obama's campaign. [...]

A new Pew Research Center poll points to a surging tide of fury, especially among white women. As recently as April, this group preferred Obama over the presumptive Republican John McCain by three percentage points. By May, McCain enjoyed an eight-point lead among white women.

What's dangerous for the Democratic Party is that, for many women, the eye of the storm has moved beyond Hillary or anything she does at this point. The offense has turned personal.


Not only might Sarah Palin help peel off such women, but the story of her pregnancy makes for a devastating rebuke to Senator Obama's eagerness to abort inconvenient grandchildren.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 3, 2008 12:09 PM
Comments

I'm chuckling at the memory of Clevon Little in Blazing Saddles asking, "Where da the white women at?"

I found the clip on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulGdqcez2JM&NR=1

Posted by: Bruno at June 3, 2008 1:30 PM

Would anyone be considering a first term woman governor out of Alaska, or a first term Indian governor, for Veep, were the Dems not about to nominate an inexperienced exotic of their own? I think not.

The GOP should not get caught up in a dangerous game, a game it can't win in any event.

Posted by: curt at June 3, 2008 4:15 PM

Please, God, no tokenism in the GOP VP slot.

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at June 3, 2008 4:16 PM

Jorge,

The VP slot is always and only about tokenism. Cheney, with his putative gravitas, may end up dragging down the entire presidential election in 08.

A token would have been a better choice.

Posted by: Bruno at June 3, 2008 6:22 PM

Of course a Senator almost has to pick a governor to offset his lack of executive experience, as an old man has to pick a younger.

Posted by: oj at June 3, 2008 7:32 PM

Something tells me that slapping Democrat women in the face with the evil of their position on abortion is not the best strategic decision...

Posted by: Benny at June 3, 2008 7:49 PM

Yes, that's why Reagan, Bush and Bush were going to lose.

Posted by: oj at June 3, 2008 10:00 PM

After watching both McCain's and Obama's speeches on TV Tuesday night, McCain no less than NEEDS to run Alaska Gov Sarah Palin as his VP mate.

Posted by: Ted at June 4, 2008 7:37 PM
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