Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Rudy & Obama on the March

According to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll (Feb. 22-25), Rudy has gained the upper hand among white evangelicals, and Obama has taken the lead among blacks. With the recent realignment of these important bases of their respective parties, Giuliani now bests McCain among the GOP faithful by a 2 to 1 margin whereas Obama has halved Hillary's lead from 24 to 12 percentage points. With the front-loading of the primaries and the enormous amount of money needed, candidates must prove themselves early in this election cycle. If the GOP wants a Reagan conservative, they better start scouring the country ASAP for one: however, if the Dems want a traditional liberal who breaks ground on the sex or race issues, they need only to sit back and enjoy the ride.

Cf. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/27/AR2007022701030_2.html.

4 comments:

jharkansas said...

Dude, I've been telling you... Cheney is the man!  He's the current VP and would kill Clinton or Obama in the debates.  Not literally, although if he brings his shotgun, all bets are off!

jakeho said...

J, has Cheney laid out his positions on the issues that social conservatives care most about?

jharkansas said...

If his voting record in Congress is any indication, then I would say that he's very conservative.  People can change (see Al Gore), but I don't see any reason why Cheney would moderate his views.  Here's a page I found that was pretty helpful:
http://pearly-abraham.tripod.com/htmls/cheney-record.html

or here

http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/2000/cyb20000726.asp

Hope that helps!

jakeho said...

Thanks for the info, J. He certainly seems to fit the bill, esp., in regard to the current slate of GOP candidates.