Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Party Of Thought Versus The Party Of Victims

There's an interesting post on the Politico website this morning. The headline reads: "Race, sex divide Dems; ideology splits GOP."

Doesn't that sum it up? The Democrats are all about victimhood and identity politics. The Republicans are about a governing philosophy.

"The Super Tuesday fault lines broke along gender and race for Democrats and along political philosophy for Republicans, as they have throughout the 2008 primary race.

It was above all Democratic white women who powered Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to victory in the states she carried, winning white female voters by about a 20-point margin over Sen. Barack Obama. Her consistent support among Hispanics played no small role in her victories as well, and proved critical in California.

Republicans also stuck to a familiar course.

Those who were “somewhat conservative” and moderate or liberal gave Sen. John McCain his victories, according to preliminary exit polling of 16 states conducted by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International for The Associated Press and television networks.

McCain continued to split those who said they were “somewhat conservative.” But significantly, McCain did as strong as any opponent with self-described Republicans (about four in 10 voters).

Three-fourths of GOP voters nationwide were registered Republicans.

McCain again led among independents and had a 2-1 advantage with moderates over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Romney won those who were “very conservative” but as in earlier primaries they proved too small of a bloc to overpower McCain."

1 comment:

Nic said...

ummm... maybe if Alan Keyes and Ann Coulter we battling for the GOP nomination you might be on to something.