According to Rasmussen Reports today, 74% of those surveyed say the convention has them united.
If 1 out of ever four Democrats says he/she is not on board with Obama (or don’t know if they’re on board with Obama), doesn’t that mean they’re not united?
Consulting dictionary.com on united:
1. made into or caused to act as a single entity: a united front.
2. formed or produced by the uniting of things or persons: a united effort.
3. agreed; in harmony.
Three out of four Democrats aren’t behind the Democratic nominee? That’s the kind of unity that loses elections.
In the last presidential election, John Kerry had 89% of the Democratic vote, and still lost.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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