Happy Halloween! Last day of October. Tomorrow is the beginning of NOvember. Get to work. Call friends and family, email friends and family, call those you met during the primaries – say NObama, NOvember.
Readers of Big Pink know the drill – don’t worry – work.
Don’t get distracted by what others are saying or doing or threatening or endorsing – get the job done.
As Hillary supporters during the primaries our strength is our affinity with other Hillary supporters. And Hillary supporters will determine this election.
It is arguable that if the presidential election was held today Barack Obama would buy the White House and get over 300 electoral votes. But the election is Tuesday.
Hillary supporters will determine this election. Associated Press poll:
One in seven, or 14 percent, can’t decide, or back a candidate but might switch, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll of likely voters released Friday.
Who are they? They look a lot like the voters who’ve already locked onto a candidate, though they’re more likely to be white and less likely to be liberal. And they disproportionately backed Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s failed run for the Democratic nomination. [snip]
Overall, the share of these voters – sometimes referred to as “persuadables” – has barely budged from levels measured in June and September AP-Yahoo News polls, conducted online by Knowledge Networks.[snip]
Almost four in 10 persuadables lean toward McCain, and about as many are considering backing Obama, while the rest are either undecided or lean toward other candidates. Viewed another way, about one in every 10 supporters of Obama or McCain says he could still change his mind.
Even so, persuadable voters could be especially fertile hunting ground for McCain in the closing days of a contest in which most polls show him trailing.
These people trust Obama less than decided voters do to handle the economy, the Iraq war and terrorism. They are less accepting that the Illinois senator has enough experience to be president. And by a 17 percentage-point spread, more see Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin favorably than unfavorably, unlike the narrow majority of voters already backing a candidate who dislike her. [snip]
Just four in 10 persuadables report being contacted by political workers urging them to vote in the presidential contest, compared with just over half of those who’ve made up their minds. [snip]
Half are independents, more than double their proportion among decided voters. But, as with decided voters, more persuadables are Democrats than Republicans. Four in 10 supported Clinton’s candidacy this spring.
“She got cheated, I thought,” said Chris Markle, 25, who’s from Schenectady, N.Y., and now leans toward McCain. “I’m kind of upset about that.”
GET IT? “She got cheated…” It’s Hillary supporters, stupid. So let’s get to work.
McCain gets it. McCain is courting Hillary supporters in Pennsylvania with a mailer. Pennsylvania is the keystone state this election. Pennsylvania, Hillary, “clingy”, “bitter”, Pennsylvania – Get it?
Best way to get rid of frustration, is to get to work. Best way to feel useful is to get to work. Best way to get things done is to get to work.
So, get to work.
John McCain is invoking the Hillary Clinton magic in Pennsylvania. Let’s get to work for a good NOvember.
And let’s not forget Rezko. Wall Street Journal today- The Chicago Boys:
Following his conviction this summer, Mr. Obama said, “This isn’t the Tony Rezko I knew.” The Senator said the same about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, after his longtime pastor’s “God D— America” YouTube turn this spring. [snip]
Along with John McCain, Mr. Obama explicitly pledged he wouldn’t dismiss Mr. Fitzgerald. But does that mean the prosecutor won’t be “promoted” out of Chicago? And while we’re at it, will Mr. Obama rule out a pardon for Tony Rezko? Clarifying both points could keep the wheels of justice turning against corruption.
There’s a different question for American voters. Mr. Obama pledges to clean up our nation’s politics and outpolls John McCain on honesty and ethics. Yet in Chicago, he moved with the Tony Rezkos and endorsed pols like Mayor Daley and Cook County Board President Todd Stroger. Can a politician so steeped in his hometown’s ways really be an agent of change in Washington?
And don’t worry about the threats:
“If Obama loses it will spark the second American Civil War. Blood will run in the streets, believe me. And it’s not a coincidence that President Bush recalled soldiers from Iraq for Dick Cheney to lead against American citizens in the streets.”
During the primaries voters were indoctrinated by Obama and Big Media that Hillary should get out – and still the voters of South Dakota on the last day of the primaries ignored Tom Daschle and Dimocratic leaders and voted for Hillary. During the primaries voters were indoctrinated by Obama and Big Media that Hillary should get out and still in Kentucky and West Virginia Hillary humiliated Obama beating him by more than 40% of the vote.
It took initially disenfranchising Florida and Michigan voters and and then stealing Michigan Hillary delegates to give to Obama so that Obama could be gifted the nomination by Dimocrat leaders. Remember Obama was not even on the ballot in Michigan – it was Obama “share the wealth” redistribution – with delegates.
Get it? It’s Hillary supporters who will determine this election.
Get to work – it’s NOvember.