Sunday, August 17, 2008

Murkuns Say: "Too Much About The Knee-grow!"

According to a Pew poll last week, about 48% of people/voters polled (just over 50% of Independents, 75% Pukes, and 35% Dims) reported they thought they were hearing 'too much,' about St. Change.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama may be the fresh face in this year's presidential election, but nearly half say they're already tired of hearing about him, a poll says.

With Election Day still three months away, 48 percent said they're hearing too much about the Democratic candidate, according to a poll released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. Just 26 percent said the same about his Republican rival, John McCain.

Obama, the 47-year-old Illinois senator who would become the first black president, has dominated political news coverage much of the year. According to an ongoing Pew study, Obama has appeared in more news stories this year and more people say they have heard more about him than McCain, the longtime Arizona senator who also ran for president in 2000.

Two-thirds of Republicans and about half of independents said they've heard too much about Obama, as did a third of Democrats, a significant number.

At the same time, nearly four in 10 said they've been hearing too little about McCain — about four times the number who said so about Obama. About half of Republicans, four in 10 independents and even a quarter of Democrats said they've not heard enough about the GOP candidate.

The poll was conducted from Aug. 1-4 and involved telephone interviews with 1,004 adults. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
I read this as further evidence of my thesis that Murkuns will be content to let Obama's nomination redeem them from the specter of socially embedded racism, withOUT they actually have to vote for him for President. McSame is probably gonna be #44, and by a pretty large margin--5-8 percent, @ 53-46. Their strategy, such as it is, is to provide EVERY WHITE VOTER with at least one (yeah, they're specious and spurious, but they possess plausible deniability) 'reason' not to vote for Obama. The same folks (amounting to over about a third of Dims) who are now asaying they're hearing too much about Obama will NOT vote for him when the curtain in the poll closes...It jis' ainta gonna happen, folks...


Anonymous said...

If Obama wouldn't keep shooting himself in the foot, it would probably be different.

Then again, it's not as if Hillary Clinton wouldn't have made the same exact mistakes Obama is making. The democrats, as a whole, are more concerned with seeming holier-than-thou than winning elections.

For someone who claims that Deval Patrick is his mentor, Obama sure doesn't seem to be playing it the same way Deval did.

bo said...

Dang! Blakno1 was here. Will this place turn into a home for Unregenerate Atriots?

kelley b. said...

Well, we have to go somewhere.

Nice new digs here, WGG.

May the Force continue to be with you!

Dirk Gently said...

well, the question was whether we are HEARING too much. and we are. i really don't give a shit where he was born, which elementary school he went to, what his pastor says, whether he likes orange juice or coffee.

no one asked whether we might like to hear RELEVANT stuff about him (or McThuselah) or actually learn anything.

i don't think McTaint is going to win. but then, i don't think a progressive candidate is, either.