Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Some on the Left Understand Palin

Nopt everybody on the left is clueless on why McCain picked Palin. The Huffington Post understands the real Palin demographic:

McCain/Palin polls at 47%, Obama/Biden at 45% post-Palin. So it's tied, according to Zogby. Enter the Wal-Mart voter. Zogby states "Among those who said they shop regularly at Wal-Mart - a demographic group that Zogby has found to be both "value" and "values" voters - Obama is getting walloped by McCain. Winning 62% support from weekly Wal-Mart shoppers, McCain wins these voters at a rate similar to what President Bush won in 2004. Obama wins 24% support from these voters."

130 million people shop each week at Wal-Mart, but many are repeat shoppers. 57% of the country shops there at least once a month. These are unique, i.e., not counted twice visitors. Over 70% of union households shop at Wal-Mart. Palin's husband is a United Steelworkers union member.

In this election, "Wal-Mart voters" seem to be the new soccer Moms. Everyday Americans shop at Wal-Mart. They understand it. They understand Sarah Palin; hunter, angler, Mom of 5. Instead of planning to punish Wal-Mart with check card legislation, maybe Obama should visit a few of their stores to meet their voters.

Maybe Obama will be smart enough to do this. But if he does visit, he'd be wise to avoid offering them restraining orders they can serve on their husbands, sex-ed and "family diversity" coloring books for their kids, or Planned Parenthood leaflets. He'll have to come up with something else to appeal to the bitter, gun-clinging Neanderthals he finds waiting on the checkout lines.

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