Wednesday Afternoon Thread
by Chris Bowers, Wed Dec 06, 2006 at 07:40:45 AM EST
Also, here are some quick hitters:
- I was looking at the Survey USA poll on TX-23, and Ciro wins if Latino turnout hits 45% or more of the electorate. Right now, Latinos are forecasted to be 36% of the electorate. The census shows the population of the district to be 55% of the electorate. I have no idea what percentage of the eligible voting population is Latino. For all the great shifts toward Democrats among Latinos in this election, we need far more work on Latino voter registration and outreach as a party.
- Adam B has the latest rundown of legal experts on FL-13. It looks as thought that will be the final election decided this year. Or, then again, maybe it won't even be decided this year (I hope not). The House should declare the sat vacant and force a new election.
- Check out the Dailykos straw poll before it gets stuffed. Removing Gore, Feingold and Warner, and adding Obama, changes things quite a bit from most of the polls conducted in 2006. Now, it is a three way race between Clark, Edwards and Obama.
Also, I know that some Obama people won't believe me, but I spent a long time choosing between Edwards and Obama. Of course, according to some people, any criticism of Obama means that I am "bashing him" or dismissing him outright. I wish it occurred to certain die-hards (and those who think the opinions of progressives don't matter) that sometimes the reason you frequently write about someone--even the reason you criticize someone--is because that person means so much to you and appears to have tremendous potential, not because you dislike the person.
This will be an ugly primary season online, considering the lack of tolerance for criticism many have (among other reasons). I eventually went with Edwards, but my support can definitely shift at this extremely early stage. And I am not just talking about shifting between only Obama and Edwards--my mind remains wide open.