So Hillary wins by 10%, the top end of estimates and poll predictions of her margin, so she will keep running, of course, and looks pretty good going into Indiana, where she is favored as well. In North Carolina she is inoculated from an Obama win by Bill’s assertions that of course he does well there, all the black monolithically mob behind him in a herd mentality, much like they did Jackson.
The leftwingnut blogs in the bag for Obama are pissy, whiny and livid (as well as wngnut lefty commentators). They want Hillary to quite gloating over the fact Obama can’t convince people to vote for him on is own merits, so she needs to drop the fuck out and end this. Because Democrat voters can’t help their racist selves, and they will keep voting for her and not for Obama like they are supposed to, and end this thing. The only way its going to end fairly is for her to drop out so fucking African-American hating working class Dems will realize they are supposed to vote for Obama, damn it.
I blogged on this issue yesterday — and a GOP leader’s claim that John McCain will have a big edge on Obama because of the rae-based vote in November. It drew a wide and varied response from readers. Some claimed that Clinton suffered from gender bias, or pointed out that Obama was getting 85% of the black vote. Others objected to bringing up this issue at all, or praised me for doing so.
Long before that, I had suggested that many understate the number of older Democrats who are (still) racist and who would tip many contests to Clinton. But I closed yesterday’s post by saying that if Obama won or came close in Pennsylvania that might put the issue to rest.
Didn’t happen. And the exit polls show, again, that one in four Clinton voters claim they would not vote for Obama in November — for whatever reason. And she got 70% of the white, blue-collar vote in most regions, including the area of central Pennsylvania where I spent a lot of time growing up and heard many a racist remark. Other details from polling turn up other troubling numbers along those lines.
And once again, the old phenomenon of exit polls proven wrong, because people with racist views do not tell pollsters the truth on election day, again reared its head. The final exit polls today indicated only a 4% Clinton win. Now it looks like 10%. That difference is largely the racial vote, I’d guess. I call them the true “late deciders” — they decide to show their bigotry in the privacy of the voting booth.
Meanwhile, I receive an important email from my friend, John McCain:
This week I embarked on a trip to areas of the United States seldom-visited and all too often forgotten by our nation’s leaders. I am doing this because I want to learn from the people who live in these areas. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit Alabama. During my trip I spent time in the towns of Selma, Gee’s Bend, Camden and Thomasville.
It was an honor to visit Selma, a place that held great significance in the Civil Rights movement. I was also fortunate to visit the Gee’s Bend quilters, who gave me such a warm welcome – I thank them for their hospitality. I hope you will take the time today to follow this link to watch a video straight from the campaign trail.
My friends, I am traveling to these places because if I am to be President of the United States of America, I’m going to be the president of all the people. I will work for all people and I will listen to all people. By understanding the challenges – and they are enormous – that these Americans face today, I will be a far better president.
There must be no forgotten places in America. I have always believed in this country, in a good America, a great America. And I have always believed we can build a better America for all people. This week, I’m traveling to places where great Americans are still fighting for change to make us a better country. I am going to meet and learn from these patriots.
I am running for president as a different type of candidate and I ask that you join my campaign today.
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