'Across demographic lines'? Part II
Here's the AP's exit-poll summary
showing a big racial gap in the South Carolina vote. I hope Obama can 'transcend' race in coming weeks and months. But race was undeniably there yesterday. ... The same exit-polls show that Bill Clinton's antics might have been a plus in South Carolina. No, really. That's what the exit polls suggest. It runs counter to everything I've been reading this morning among pundits and bloggers who say Bill's seemingly out-of-control tantrums backfired. ... Now Ted Kennedy is endorsing Obama (here
). It will help with momentum. But I'm not sure if it will help with what are now being called "Red State Dems." ...
From Reader No. 1 on both national and state politics:
On South Carolina, here's another interesting analysis on Democratic voting demography from Jay Cost.
Governor Patrick should try to avoid having the Globe make his case for him. Instead of turning his DiMasi stalemate into a p---ng match over concentration of power, the Governor might take up a cause that voters would get behind. Property tax relief was a good one - in the view of some, it got him elected. Casinos might be a means to that end (perhaps unlikely in a state where the temptation to spend every nickel of new revenue on new programs is a way of life), but few like Casinos as an end themselves.