This Wednesday we will post our long awaited opus regarding What Hillary Supporters Should Do after the election in NOvember. Some of what we suggest will be denounced. Some of what we suggest will be applauded. What matters is that the strategy will be set and the time of longer term action will arrive.
The time for other types of action HAS ALREADY ARRIVED.
It’s time to contact our email lists, make phone calls to friends, call all the fellow Democrats we have known for years, call Democrats we have worked with during the primaries, contact everyone we know and tell them: NObama. NOvember.
Some Hillary supporters feel dispirited or otherwise disempowered wondering if contacting our email lists and those we know is enough for a successful NObama strategy. The answer is an emphatic yes. We are playing to our strengths.
Obama supporters have spent months mocking Hillary supporters and others who say NObama, NOvember. Obama supporters display their charming ways by calling NObama Hillary supporters “dead enders”. Obama supporters display their charms to us by disparaging us and saying we are few in number. Let them live with this delusion. Meanwhile we will contact fellow Democrats and ensure a delightful NOvember.
The strategy is deadly simply: play to our strengths by having NObama Hillary supporters contact Hillary supporters in the states Hillary won – which are the must win states in NOvember.
There is a big universe of NObama Hillary supporters and an even bigger universe of Hillary supporters who must be contacted to make sure they vote NObama in NOvember.
Barack Obama’s support from backers of Hillary Rodham Clinton is stuck smack where it was in June, a poll showed Tuesday, a stunning lack of progress that is weakening him with members of the Democratic Party in the close presidential race. [snip]
Those supporting McCain have also edged up from 21 percent to 28 percent, with the number of undecided staying constant, the survey showed. [snip]
“It’s just a gut feeling, my gut tells me he’s not it,” Leslye Burgess, 53, a federal Treasury Department manager and Democrat from Fairfax, Va., said of Obama. The Clinton supporter added, “I’ll have to fight with myself between now and November” about how she’ll vote.
Our job is to contact and communicate with the many “Leslye Burgess” voters and let them know they are not alone is thinking Obama is not qualified nor experienced enough to be president.
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Many Democratic Hillary supporters in the primaries and Republican women who would have possibly voted for Hillary Clinton in the general election have helped close the typical gender gap in the upcoming general election:
Since picking Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has obliterated what had been a 34-percentage-point deficit in a poll of likely women voters on the question of which candidate has a “better understanding of women and what is important” to them. [snip]
About one in four women who supported Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the primaries now said McCain and Palin have a better grasp of women’s needs than Obama and his running mate, Sen. Joe Biden.
We will play to our strengths: contact Hillary supporters in the big swing states Hillary won and tell them they are not alone and they too should vote NObama NOvember.