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jackson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-08 03:06 PM
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2. It should be a cause for concern
Edited on Sat Feb-16-08 03:06 PM by jackson_dem
It is defined as having a 4 year degree in polls so the 30% figure applies.

For all this hype about Obama "transcending" and "uniting" every section of society he has problems with two major groups, white working folks and Latinos. He especially struggles with the former in the South. The caveat is, though, that these primary voters are Democrats. While they prefer Hillary in the primaries the vast majority will vote for Obama in the general if he is a nominee. The only thing that Obama has to show is that he can retain as many of these votes as Hillary can because we can't afford defections. McCain has strength with the Latino community and could also replicate rethug success with white working folks that began with Reagan. McCain is a huge problem for Obama. Not only for the two reasons I just mentioned but because he takes away Obama's whole "unity"/post-partisanship theme because he, unlike Obama, has an actual record of producing bipartisan results in Washington. He can also go after Obama on ethics too, although he does have the Keating 5 issue but Obama has Rezko so it may be a wash. McCain can also exploit his weakness on the security issue because his strength with the public is being perceived as strong on security. All Obama would have left is Iraq and domestic issues, things Hillary can use too. McCain neutralizes Obama's strengths and can exploit his weaknesses. This is why I went to Hillary after Edwards dropped out. Obama could beat Romney but he doesn't match up well with Hillary.
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