Monday, March 10, 2008

Obama Voters Ignore Downticket Candidates and Issues

One trick Pony voters, anyone?

Many Obama voters ignored other Texas primary races

Dallas Morning News

Backers of both Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton turned out with passionate support for their candidate in last week's Texas primary. But once they got in the voting booth, they did something different.

Obama supporters were more likely to vote in the presidential race and then skip the other contests than Clinton supporters, who tended to continue voting down the ballot, a Dallas Morning News analysis finds.

A 30% drop off rate isn't good. By anyone's measure.

In fact, it's pathetic, considering that the drop off rate in 1996 was 3%.*

Ready for your dose of daily Obama irony?

*Obama was first elected to the IL state legislature in 1996 as one of those "downticket Dems."

You just can't make this stuff up.

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and


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