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Old 04-25-2008, 11:31 AM
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Busty babes for O'Bambi

Cheer Up, Democrats! by Alan I. Abramowitz
Even if the primary stretches on, a long-term tectonic shift in the electorate means the party is in great shape for November.
Post Date Friday, April 25, 2008
As Jonathan Cohn recently pointed out (http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/04/22/everybody-chill.aspx - broken link), the fact that Obama is running even or slightly ahead of McCain in the polls after enduring weeks of relentless pounding from Hillary Clinton is itself rather remarkable and speaks to the underlying realities of the 2008 election. And once the Democratic nomination is settled and the party unites behind its nominee, those realities should become readily apparent, even to the Washington pundits.

According to every known leading indicator, 2008 should be a very good year for Democratic candidates at all levels. There are many factors that point to an across-the-board Democratic victory in November, including the extraordinary unpopularity of President Bush, the deteriorating condition of the economy, the unpopularity of the war in Iraq, and the fact that Americans prefer the Democratic position to the Republican position on almost every major national issue. However, the most important Democratic advantage, and one that has received relatively little attention in the media, is the fact that for the past six years the Democratic electoral base has been expanding while the Republican electoral base has been shrinking.

Since 2002, according to annual data compiled by the Gallup Poll, the percentage of Americans identifying with or leaning toward the Democratic Party has increased by about seven percentage points while the percentage identifying with or leaning toward the Republican Party has decreased by about six percentage points. Fifty-two percent of Americans now identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party while only 39 percent identify with or lean toward the Republican Party.
Cheer Up, Democrats!
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:51 PM
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I hardly consider those things babes.
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:04 PM
Location: AZ
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What does it matter if there are more dems? when you split them up and put them at eachothers throughts you find that there are only 50% of them who will work together to do anything.
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