The Audacity of Pandering

Its very interesting to look at Barack's woeful numbers in Florida and compare them to Hillary's. Clinton, as you will recall, has been working to get Florida democrats a voice in the nominating process, as the state has been penalized by the DNC for having its vote too early.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Florida shows McCain attracting 53% of the vote while Obama earns 38%. Last month, amidst talk of a possible Florida revote, Obama had closed to within single digits of McCain. In February, however, Obama trailed McCain by sixteen points.

If McCain is matched against Hillary Clinton, the race is a toss-up—Clinton 45% McCain 44%.

A scary thing for democrats to see Barack doing so poorly in a critical swing state like Florida, I'm sure. But its a state with an unusual demographic makeup, one that is shorter than most on Barack's base.