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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Election 08, Can Obama and Clinton supporters make nice?

Hat Tip to Tamara Holmes who is following political issues at Black Enterprise. Com
Check out her most recent article on Barack and Hillary.

Hat Tip to Tamara Holmes who is following political issues at Black Enterprise. Com

Can Obama and Clinton supporters make nice?

By Tamara E. Holmes

June 12, 2008 -- With the primary season over, presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has his eyes on defeating the Republican candidate Sen. John McCain. But some political watchers say McCain may stand to benefit if Obama and his former rival Sen. Hillary Clinton don’t take steps to mend fences with each other and with their prospective supporters—a move that may be easier said than done.

“It doesn’t matter what the Republicans do if Obama can’t get all of the Democrats behind him,” says Marvin King, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Mississippi. “You’ve got to take care of home first.”

That notion was underscored this week when a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll found that if Obama does not choose Clinton to be his running mate, 22% of Clinton supporters said they would not vote in November and another 17% said they would vote for McCain. Likewise, a Website called Ex-Hillary Clinton Supporters for John McCain (http://hcsfjm.com), bills itself as an anti-Obama site and is calling for Democrats to raise money and support McCain.

On the other side of the equation are the Obama supporters, many of whom are just as vehemently opposed to the thought of Obama selecting Clinton to be his vice presidential candidate. More HERE

AAPP says: Don't forget to check out the blog black political analysis. This blog is written by Marvin King, an Asst. Professor of Political Science at the University of Mississippi, he writes this blog to disseminate useful, pertinent and entertaining news about black politics and whatever else he happens to find interesting. Check him out!

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