Looking Toward The General Election
The day of doom is upon Hillary Clinton. Here in Texas, her strength is in doubt. If I’m to believe the local news reports, Obama’s messianic message (not) taps a deep well here and he has solid support in the cities.
I’m not thinking about March 5 right now. It almost doesn’t matter. Clinton and Obama differ little in their socialistic, statist views and, in Obama’s case, seemingly Marxist sympathizing. We must hope that neither wins the Oval Office. And on this score, I actually think that John McCain has a solid chance. Even in the Democratic primaries, certain statistics spell doom for Obama:
The new voters would seem to favor Obama, Beatty said, but 69 percent of the early vote was cast by people older age 40 and 41 percent of the votes were from older women. Obama’s appeal has been strongest with people younger than 40.
There aren’t enough voters under 40 to decide this election. In the general election, McCain is going to appeal to a lot of Democrats who start to get nervous about Senator Obama’s experience. And if, by some miracle (Glenn Reynolds, for one, believes “the Obama wave has broken), Clinton wins the nomination, some Democrats will tremble at the notion of Bill being in the House again. In both cases, McCain will seem like a reasonable alternative to the moderate Democrats.
After President Bush’s eight years of garbled communication and low ratings in spite of all the amazing good he has done, I thought that any Republican would be doomed. In fact, I’m still not entirely sure that’s not the case. But I am feeling a bit more optimistic. While the far left will vote for anyone as long as he, she or it wears a donkey, the moderate Democrats will look favorably on the old (also known as), experienced McCain.
Cross-posted at Dr. Melissa Clouthier.