Weekly poll wrap-up

Last week’s poll question was “what do you think of Obama’s choice for VP?”

55 percent of those voting said, “Excellent! Biden’s my guy!” 29 percent said “Not my 1st choice, but not too shabby.” 5 percent said “I’ll hold my nose and pretend not to hate it.”

1 percent believed “It’s not Hillary so now I’m voting Libertarian,” and 7 percent of those voting said “Hate it – how the hell do I get my cell number off Obama’s list now?”

People. Really. A cumulative 8 percent of you are seriously thinking of not voting for Obama now? Do you not remember the razor-thin margins in the Gore-Bush race in 2000, and how much the outcome, plus the US Supreme Court ruling creating the outcome, has cost us?

Our Civil liberties gone. Check.

Our strong economy gone. Check.

Our place as a world leader with moral authority squandered. Check.

Countless lives, both American and otherwise, lost or ruined in a pointless war. Check.

So you seriously still believe this is about Hillary? Even Hillary doesn’t believe it’s about Hillary anymore. If you supported either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama in the primary, it must have meant that you were sick of the last 8 years. But if you’re sick of the last 8 years, if John McCain is elected you won’t be too crazy about the next 4 years either. Letting the perfect get in the way of the achievable is not a good plan. Jus’ sayin’.

This week’s poll is on top of the right hand sidebar. Vote there, and comment on it here.



3 Responses to Weekly poll wrap-up

  1. Anonymous September 1, 2008 at 2:02 pm #

    Its amazing that the so call Democrats who are a Hillary Clinton supporters express anger that they are not voting for Barack Obama, it makes one wonder if they are true democrats. And the some hispanics saying that they will not vote for Barack Obama for president – do they realize that they have a candidate on the ballot for U S Senator? Should Obama supporters not support him?

  2. jolie September 3, 2008 at 5:26 pm #

    hard to rationalize, but people too often vote against their best interests.
    re the poll: sarah palin reminds me of the high school cheerleader in high school who gets knocked up and tries to cover it up by getting married real quick.

    “wow! she musta got pregnant on her wedding night!”

  3. jolie September 3, 2008 at 5:27 pm #

    sorry – one too many “high schools” above

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