This is just a bunch of bullshit. If the Bradley Effect was really in play, then in my very white state of Maine on Caucus Day in February of this year, Hillary Clinton would have won over Barack Obama! But that didn’t happen. Nope. Forty five thousand mainly white Democrats came out to vote for Barack and he won it almost 60-40% over Hillary. As of right now, the early votes being cast here in Maine are favoring heavily for Democrats….yes….for Barack!
As a nation, we have progressed and we feel very good about it too. Of course, there are racists in our country for sure, but a good portion of America is not terrified of blacks (or mulattos as Barack is!) as some are. As pointed out by Tim Russert’s son, Luke, this past summer, the youth of America…especially…is color blind. They go to diverse schools in this country and whites, blacks, Latinos, etc. commingle with each other and have no problem casting their vote for Barack Obama! Here’s Luke talking about it…
Thank you Luke! You are so right. A good portion of the youth in our country, as well as, a mature America today (those over 35 years of age)….the Bradley Effect is not in play this year no matter how many times Joe Scarborough or the other wingers say it is!
All the old ladies I spoke to over the summer phone-banking for the Democrats were enthusiastic for Barack Obama! Don’t let the right wing pundits fool ya!
Honestly, I think this year the “McCain Effect” is in play, meaning, when polled, the republicans of this country will say ‘John McCain’, because they don’t want to appear disloyal to McCain or their party, but when it’s time to pull the curtain behind him or her to cast their vote, they will be voting for Barack Obama. I’m serious. This is the feeling I’m getting. The last time I did some phone-banking with my local Democrats, I noticed a couple of the ‘unaffiliated’ voters I talked to had a hard time spitting out John McCain’s name. These kinds of voters honestly will be voting for Barack Obama and the right wingers of America know it! Republicans are loyal to their party first, so saying out loud they’ll be voting for the mulatto Democrat this year, is tough for them! Oh, but they will be on election day.
A McCain/Palin win (or steal) on election day will be considered an act of war by the planet. We can’t afford this to happen and if we have to wait in line for 10 hours to cast our vote (bring a lunch please! lots of water too! LOL) for Barack Obama on election day or in early voting, then we will! Go America go!
After 8 years of George Bush & Dick Cheney being in the White House, there is no amount of Sarah Palins to bring a republican landslide this year, no matter how hard the republicans cry there is a chance this will happen! Americans are smart. Even republicans from the past 8 years are frightened at the idea of a McCain/Palin win.