Since nothing in politics gets done without substantial internal polling, we must assume — especially given his add strategy — that Sen. John McCain is intent on wooing dissatisfied supporters of Hillary Clinton. Was the support for Clinton that soft?
Here are a couple of poll questions. Feel free to discuss the pick in the comments section:
Update 1:05 p.m. This spans two different News Cut threads, so I’ll post it here, but it also relates to the “Jesus Factor” post. I’m sitting at the Denver airport gate area, listening to delegates from who knows where talking about the pick of Palin.
“Oh, like she’s going to get any Democratic women being pro-life,” a woman just said.
So which is it? Is the Democratic Party the big tent for competing views as yesterday’s Faith Caucus meeting tried to suggest? Or do you have to be “pro-choice” to be a woman in the Democratic Party?
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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