Let's Start Calling Them "McCainocrats"
By Pejman Yousefzadeh Posted in 2008 | Democrats | John McCain | Party Identification | Republicans — Comments (63) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
The New York Times came out yesterday with an article discussing the purported tendencies of what we are led to believe are legions of Republicans ready to jump across party lines to support Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama not just during the primary contest, but in the general election once one of them captures the Democratic Presidential nomination.
Some context follows:
- CBS News reports that in a general election fight, McCain gets 18% of Democrats against Obama and 12% against Clinton. By contrast, Obama and Clinton take 11% and 10% of Republicans respectively.
- In the Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll, we find that McCain gets 22% of Democrats against Obama and 15% against Clinton. Meanwhile, Obama and Clinton take 13% and 6% of Republicans respectively.
- See also this.
Maybe it is high time for the New York Times to run a piece on the "McCainocrats" and the danger that they pose to the Democratic Party. You know, to justify that whole "reality-based community" appellation for once.