Steven Waldman

Steven Waldman

Amazing Election Factoids

  • Turnout was up more among Born Again Christians than among youths….
  • In Colorado, the base of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, the percentage of evangelicals supporting the Democrat doubled since 2004.
  • New voters as a percentage of the electorate in 2004: 11% New voters in 2008: 11%…
  • Obama won Michigan (once a battleground) by a greater margin than McCain won Texas…
  • Hillary supporters who voted for McCain: 17%. People who strongly disapprove of Bush who nonetheless voted for McCain: 17%…
  • Obama won the white vote in Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, California etc. I wonder if he won a plurality of whites outside the south….
  • Obama is the first non-Southern Democrat to win the White House in 48 years….
  • The first non-Southern Democrat to win more than 50% of the vote in 60 years….
  • 20% of “conservatives” voted for Obama. That means there’s about 9 million Obamacons….
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posted November 5, 2008 at 3:52 pm

Many whites, male and over 65 voted for Obama because he was the right person to vote for. Not because he appealed to us as a black, or pro choice. He is our only hope in an age of fear and polarization.
Also many of us are tired of the smear campain of the far right. That is why the GOP lost more seats in Congress as well as the White House. If you want the job back, play fair! The fact that McCain/Palin lost Colorado should be a wake up cal for Dr.(Dread) Dobson.

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posted November 5, 2008 at 9:33 pm

One of the best facts above? The fact that Dobson’s crew thought for themselves…and voted for Obama, thus Democratic. YEA!

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Marian Neudel

posted November 6, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Obama is also the first sitting senator to win the presidency since 1960, though of course McCain would have been, too.

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