Friday, March 02, 2012
Sidebar poll results.
As I expected those accessing Crabgrass disagree with most of the things I believe, and instead fit the demographics shown in past CD 6 election outcomes. Photo ID is a divisive issue, but one playing well to the GOP majority in and around Ramsey. Unions get less love around here than elsewhere, although Strib reported that Minesota GOP folks have seen Scott Walker's situation and perhaps are not prone to poke a stick into that particular union busting hornets' nest. ALEC mavens like Kiffmeyer may not be the GOP majority thinking on the union busting issue. The building trade unions are doing themselves no big favor in pushing for a referendum-free Zygi giveaway, so they have a few short-term jobs from Wilfare. Pushing the marriage amendment may have been a mistake, in terms of passage likelihood, but that always was to get the crazies out to the ballot box, not to win the issue, because mobilizing the crazies with it would be mooted, were it to work. The choice vs anti-choice issue is, again, for mobilizing the crazies. On the Presidential issue, as the only Dem, Obama had more votes than any of the several Republicans, but there's no groundswell for his tepid in fact brand of "CHANGE" where many have truth-in-advertising related buyers' remorse. Ron Paul's final poll tally was interesting and because the man is the only one differing in any real way from the other corporatist pack, it is worth comment. My guess is with the Obama track record being lackluster, the GOP's pushing other hot button issues to appease their crazies might backfire. It might energize some DFL leaning folks who are disenchanted with Obama, but would turn out in droves if either Gingrich or Santorum is the opposition candidate. The Robot cannot generate any passion, in the GOP for him, in others against him, but as his corporate raider persona becomes better known Obama should have little trouble being reelected. It is as if the bulk of the GOP is saying, give Romney the shot, let him lose, then be rid of him after Obama's second term when a more serious challenge may arise. It is much like the Bob Dole run against Clinton's second term. With Romney, if anything, even less appealing a person than Dole was.
Posted by eric zaetsch at 9:11 AM