Thursday, February 07, 2008


(h/t Atrios)

MediaMatters catches Tweety raining on the parade. Despite the enormous Democratic turnout, Tweey thinks there's a problem because too many of them have a college degree so the turnout doesn't repesent the average guy. Pumpkin Head joined in:

Matthews said to NBC Washington bureau chief Tim Russert, "I am stunned at the educational level of the typical voter on the Democratic side. You and I grew up in a party -- looking at the Democratic Party as largely a working-class base, but almost in every one of the Eastern states now, three out of five voters who voted in the primaries today are full college graduates. Is that good news for [Sen.] Barack Obama [D-IL]? How do we read that development?" Russert responded: "[I]n a national election, in a general election, the Democrats have to do better than that. They have to get some of those Reagan Democrats back into the fold."

The real division is in the GOP: Dobsonites and the talk radio Republicans won't support McCain. In fact, Dobson has officially come out for The Huckster:

Dobson said given the situation at that point, he was reluctant to choose between "two pro-family candidates whom I could support" - Huckabee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

But Dobson wrote that Romney's announcement Thursday that he was suspending his campaign "changed the political landscape."

"The remaining candidate for whom I could vote is Governor Huckabee," Dobson said. "His unwavering positions on the social issues, notably the institution of marriage, the importance of faith and the sanctity of human life, resonate deeply with me and with many others ... Obviously, the governor faces an uphill struggle, given the delegates already committed to Senator McCain. Nevertheless, I believe he is our best remaining choice for president of the United States."

This pits the social cons against the "tax cuts for the rich" cons and that is a gap that can't be bridged.

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