Attn. SuperDelegates: Obama Wants to Win So Badly....
by TexasDarlin, Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 09:06:52 AM EST
He'll do it on the backs of Republicans. Obama's website showcases front-page information on how anyone can show up to vote in Wisconsin or Hawaii today and vote for him by changing their party registration.
It seems to me that many Republicans would do just that in order to secure the nomination for Obama because they know he'll get smeared and defeated by McCain in November. After all, what's the motivation to cast a vote for McCain now when he's already the presumptive nominee and mathematically cannot be caught? It's absurd to think that Republicans and right-leaning Independents would back Obama, the most liberal Senator, in the general election. This is a classic political trick!
(In anticipation of those who will say Obama leads Clinton in General Election polls against McCain, the obvious counter-point is that Obama has not yet been scrutinized by the media and he has not yet faced a dedicated Republican attack machine. If he gets the nomination, both will be coming in full force and those poll numbers will drastically change. It's way too soon to be relying on GE match-up polls when we've seen polls swing by double digits in the course of a week in this election cycle.)
Please, Superdelegates, look carefully at which candidate wins the majority of Democratic votes in all the primaries, not any and all votes from potential election-crashers. It's the core Democratic vote that will be needed to win back the White House in November.