Monday, February 11, 2008
My negative sentiments on my last post were sincere, but recent poll numbers and recent conversations with moderates and conservatives have led me to believe that maybe McCain won't be as impossible as I thought in '08. I still argue that, as much as I like Hillary, she will unite the conservatives and cause them to raise more money and turn out many voters who would otherwise stay at home because of their dislike for Sen. McCain. I also still believe that McCain will attack Sen. Obama relentlessly on his experience, however, I'm now starting to think that Sen. Obama's appeal may overcome those attacks. I vastly underestimated how much he has motivated the youth vote, and it is this youth vote that has put him over in many states. Plus, recent polls show that Hillary and McCain would be neck-and-neck in a general, yet Obama would have a lead comfortably larger than the margin of error. Electability, when Super Tuesday came, is why I voted for Senator Barack Obama. I'm hoping that after he sweeps 3 more contests tomorrow, he will continue to do well in states like Texas and Ohio so that we can have the Democratic nominee who has the best chance of winning the White House in '08.
Posted by John Marek at 7:06 PM