....it's because supporters like these get their names and quotes into the papers:
“I just do not trust the American people,” said Eleanor Shavell, 58, a computer programmer, who, along with several others, joked she would move to Canada if Mr Obama loses. “I cannot believe that 80 per cent of this country thinks we’re headed in the wrong direction yet 50 per cent are supporting McCain and Palin. I guess it’s like at school, there’s always got to be a bottom 50 per cent.”
Oh Eleanor, when will the world learn to follow your enlightened lead?
And on the Sarah Palin front:
"You want to know the honest truth? I think she’s like a bad actor from a B-list sex movie,” said Paula Vanbuskirk, an Obama-supporting independent, whose contempt for the Alaska governor and self-styled “hockey mom” was shared by almost everyone questioned by the Financial Times
Contempt. Republicans save it for America's enemies. Demcorats unleash it upon their neighbors, should they be insufficiently "enlightened".
The Financial Times article makes one more comment worth noting:
If it was Mr McCain’s intention to ignite a fresh “culture war” between middle America and east coast liberals by nominating Ms Palin, the evidence in Manchester suggested he has succeeded in spectacular fashion.
John McCain, in picking Sarah Palin, offered a contrast with Obama and Biden. It is the Democrats who looked at this contrast and said, in classic Bugs Bunny fashion, "Of course you know, this means war!"
And anyway - East Coast liberals vs. Middle America in a culture war? Take Middle America, and give the points, 'cause this one is a lock....