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Huckabee gets you nothing outside the Deep South, and he would really piss off the business wing of the GOP.  Remmeber how groups like the Club for Growth and Americans for Tax Fairness (or whatever they're called) went after him in the primaries.  They're already uncomfortable with McCain.

Like I said yesterday, this was a Hail Mary, in American football terms.  Hillary gave a great speech Tuesday, and the polls immediately showed her people -- "conservative" Dems -- coming to Obama.

But Hillary's voters, while more likely to be low-info than Obama's (among males, not females), are not stupid.  Those female voters are older feminists.  The conservative Dems are working-class whites.  The female ones are able to see this for what it is: Tokenism.  That's pretty insulting, when you think about it, and I think they probably have (and will).  McCain essentially said, "Hey, Palin's a chick.  You're all chicks.  How 'bout it?"

Which is why I think you've seen a lot of Clinton supporters react so angrily, and no obvious slip in the polls for Obama.  I think it's going to become more obvious that this is pathetic and cynical as people learn more about Palin, particularly if she makes an ass out of herself going up against Biden.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Aug 30th, 2008 at 05:38:10 PM EST
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