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So Much For That Obama Blowout…

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 1:33 pm - August 4, 2008.
Filed under: 2008 Presidential Politics,Post 9-11 America

The Messiah doesn’t have any clothes anymore….

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows the race for the White House is tied with Barack Obama and John McCain each attracting 44% of the vote. However, when “leaners” are included, it’s McCain 47% and Obama 46%.

This is the first time McCain has enjoyed even a statistically insignificant advantage of any sort since Obama clinched the Democratic nomination on June 3.

Even more devastating numbers for Obama are deeper in the Rasmussen poll:

McCain is currently viewed favorably by 55% of the nation’s voters, Obama by 51%. That is the lowest rating for Obama since he wrapped up the nomination. Obama is viewed favorably by 83% of Democrats, 22% of Republicans, and 47% of unaffiliated voters. For McCain, the numbers are 87% favorable among Republicans, 26% among Democrats, and 61% among unaffiliated voters.

HUGE problem for Obama — McCain is winning the “middle” voters that both of them are going after.

Forty-six percent (46%) of voters trust McCain more than Obama on energy issues while Obama is trusted more by 42%.

Forty-six percent (46%) of voters nationwide now say that Obama views U.S. society as unfair and discriminatory. That’s up from 43% in July and 39% in June. By a three-to-one margin, American voters hold the opposite view and believe that our society is generally fair and decent.

No Messiah here folks, nothing to see, move along. Just a normal angry American liberal who Hates America First.

So much for “Obama coattails”…. Democrats across the USA should now be focusing their attention on a previous election: 1972.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

UPDATE (from Dan): Sometimes, it’s uncanny how Bruce and I often (without informing the other) want to blog on similar topics. I had planned a followup to my July 25 post on the polls suggesting that things don’t look as good for Obama as they once did. He’s falling back too soon, before Carter started seriously slipping in 1976 and Dukakis in 1988. And he also seems to be spending more money on media than McCain.

Hmm. . . sounds a lot like the final weeks of the contest for the Democratic nomination where he outspent Hillary Clinton but where she outperformed him at the ballot box.

May be slow blogging as I’m finally taking a bit of a vacation. With my family right now in a very blue region of a purple state.

UP-UPDATE (from Dan again): A Zogby poll which had Obama up by 10 in July now has McCain up by 1. Second poll in as many weeks which has my man John up. (Via Instapundit.)

Operation GAOS Begins:
Man Your Battle Stations!

Good morning.   I am addressing the gay troops of America from the command center of the not-so-vast gay right wing conspiracy.   As of this hour, I am taking command of a political and strategeric operation to be known as “Operation GAOS (Gay Americans Obstructing Socialism)”.

OpGay is of course is an offshoot (and unaffiliated effort) of the widely successful “Operation Chaos” launched earlier this year by Rush Limbaugh.  OpChaos helped lengthen the duration of the Democrat Presidential primary and allowed significant issues to surface surrounding the questionable associations and lack of experience of the Democrat nominee, Barack Obama.

OpGay’s primary mission is as follows:  To splinter away from Senator Obama one of the most loyal, trusted and repeatedly duped constituency of the Democrat Party:   THE GAYS.  After all, there is bound to be a “gay political story of 2008” — there always is.  I’d rather be pro-active this time!

So this morning, I am pleased to announce our first mission from the OpGay CentCom:   To assist in the selection of former US Senator Sam Nunn as the 2008 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee.   Why, you may ask? 

In my preparation for this first OpGay command order — I did some research beginning with a well-known gay activist — Wayne Besen.   Wayne’s email reply to me was all I needed to know. 

If Obama picks Nunn as his running mate, it will cause widespread disillusionment with gay Democrats and Independents.  It is crucial to remember that supporters are more pro-Obama than anti-McCain.  Choosing Nunn diminishes this palpable excitement and looks like politics as usual – opening a door for McCain to increase his share of the GLBT vote.  If Obama picks Nunn, while at the same time McCain picks a moderate VP candidate, I estimate that the gay vote for McCain will hover between 35-40%. It is key that Obama avoid falling into this trap.  If McCain picks a Huckabee/Romney type, however, it would neutralize this advantage.”

Thank you, Wayne!   But wait, there’s more!   From our little friend over at Blogactive, I note his perspective on Nunn a couple weeks ago:  (Sorry, no links to Blogactive, I don’t want any of my traffic going over there to bump up his numbers).

I’m going to stay as positive as I can and just assume that there is no way Sen. Obama will pick a man with this record [Nunn]. Our community has some of the most talented and best working at the DNC and on the Obama campaign (even though I do drive them a little crazy now and then) and I am confident they are representing our concerns directly to Senator Obama.

We shall see, won’t we!

Anyway, just as I presumed — Obama-Nunn 2008 is a non-starter with the gays.  There is even a website from the gays terrified of the prospect.

So let’s make it happen given that Obama is making this election all about Identity Politics anyway.  How better to demoralize a key Democrat voting bloc then nominate THE ONE person they all despise because he pressured President Clinton to put the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” regulations into statute!   Obama-Nunn ’08!

OpGay Commandos — your first mission is to get the word out to friends and family to help support Sam Nunn’s nomination prospects.  THIS WEEK, everyone should call the Obama For President HQ and express their STRONG SUPPORT for Senator Sam Nunn for Vice President.    CALL NOW:  (866) 675-2008.

In the coming weeks, OpGay will have more missions and your CIC at OpGay CentCom is open to more creative suggestions.

-GayPatriot, Commander In Chief – Operation GAOS