The Typical Swing Voter?

The Typical Swing Voter?


Ben Smith recently got an email from Republican consultant who was focus grouping an attack spot on Obama with mod Repubs and Indys.

Obviously I’m for Obama, but the following ignorance makes me incredibly queasy…

54 year-old white male, voted Kerry ’04, Bush ’00, Dole ’96, hunter, NASCAR fan…hard for Obama said: “I’m gonna hate him the minute I vote for him. He’s gonna be a bad president. But I won’t ever vote for another god-damn Republican. I want the government to take over all of Wall Street and bankers and the car companies and Wal-Mart run this county like we used to when Reagan was President.”

The next was a woman, late 50s, Democrat but strongly pro-life. Loved B. and H. Clinton, loved Bush in 2000. “Well, I don’t know much about this terrorist group Barack used to be in with that Weather guy but I’m sick of paying for health insurance at work and that’s why I’m supporting Barack.”

Yes, voters are that clueless, but it goes to show you how intense the mood is against conservative ideas about economics.

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  • Ed in NJ

    There are always going to be idiots casting ballots in any election. But most people outside of the idiots have made their choices by now. These people, though fewer and far between, are the only swing voters left. In years past, they wouldn’t hesitate to vote for the Republican candidate, given their reservations about Obama. That’s how bad of a candidate McCain is.

  • bubbles

    I think Ben Smith just got trolled.

  • Rob

    The were clueless, but were the clueless when they came it? These are their comments after watching an attack ad by McCain.