Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lots of unhappy voters out there

From The Politico:

Senator Barack Obama scored a victory among progressive activists Wednesday, winning the Straw Poll of attendees at the Take Back America Conference in Washington.

Obama received 29% of the 720 votes cast in the straw poll, narrowly beating out former North Carolina Senator John Edwards, and decisively knocking official front-runner Hillary Clinton into third place.

Edwards took 26% of the vote and Clinton 17%.

The poll establishes Obama and Edwards as a two-man top tier among the liberal segment of the Democratic base, said pollster Stan Greenberg, because they were also the most popular second choices for the nomination.

"If you look at this, you see Obama's [supporters'] second choice and Edwards [supporters'] second choice are each other -- in this group, the two of them form the top tier."

The Democrat base is as unhappy with their leading candidate as the Republicans are with theirs. If Julie Annie and Mrs. Bill Clinton wind up with their parties nominations then 2008 may go down in history as the year when the nation held its collective nose as it went into the voting booth.

Maybe people will close their eyes and think of America.