About half the party-switchers had been registered Republicans, while the rest had been unaffiliated with either party or were voting for the first time in Pennsylvania.
Most of those new Democrats were mobilized to come out for Obama, and they were nearly one-fifth of Obama’s supporters. Even the former Republicans favored Obama over Clinton, largely invalidating rumors that Republicans would vote strategically in the Democratic primary in support of Clinton, hoping she would be easier to defeat in November.
I don’t think Rush can go on his show tomorrow and say that Operation Chaos has “met and exceeded expectations”. Unless many of those polled were just dinking around with the exit poll questioner. Which is a distinct possibility. Another one is, many Republicans are looking at Obama as the candidate who would be easier to beat in November.
The supposed Obama Republican, or “Obamican”, I sense is an urban legend. Or I should say, farce.
What few there are, I believe are statistically insignificant. But liberals love to pretend, as S Weasel points out in her hilarious post about “pro gun” ‘Duck Slaying Moonbats’ of The American Hunters and Shooters Association.
The choice facing Republicans who wanted to enter the fray, was, “Do we vote for Hillary and help prolong this crazed raccoon fight for awhile longer, or do we help knock her out once and for all”?
I think the latter choice is the saner one at this point. She is a ruthless, and determined opponent who fights like a cornered animal when the going gets tough. She would be harder than Obama to beat at this point in the general. Obama has gotten some damaging media attention in recent weeks and the hits just keep coming. Every day must be like Christmas for the RNC’s opposition research team, when it comes to Obama. Most of the dirt on Hillary is already out there, but new things are popping up about Obama every other day.
Republicans who voted for Obama, I believe did so for strategic reasons.