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Enough's Enough

According to this Gallup poll released today, some Democrats don't hold very Democratic views about this election:

As would be expected, almost all Democratic voters who say they support Obama for their party's nomination also say they would vote for him in a general election matchup against McCain. But only 59% of Democratic voters who support Clinton say they would vote for Obama against McCain, while 28% say they would vote for the Republican McCain. This suggests that some Clinton supporters are so strongly opposed to Obama (or so loyal to Clinton) that they would go so far as to vote for the "other" party's candidate next November if Obama is the Democratic nominee.


(With the question rotated -PMM)

Here again, as expected, almost all of those who support Clinton for the Democratic Party's nomination say they would vote for her against McCain. Seventy-two percent of those who support Obama for the party's nomination would vote for Clinton against McCain, while 19% would desert and vote for the Republican.

Are these people serious? I understand having a dog in a primary fight...I was with Bradley in 2000, Clark in 2004 and Edwards in this cycle (great track record, eh?), but at the end of the day these days, a Democrat is always better than a Republican. Period. End of story. I wasn't enthused about Gore or Kerry, but I damn well knew that either of them were light years ahead of George W. Bush.

You can argue all you want about how much better than a Republican one candidate is than another, but at the end of the day all of us ought to recognize that either Clinton or Obama would be a substantially better President than John McCain.

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