From the LA Times (and lots of other places):
In exit polls throughout the just-concluded primary season, an unusually high number of Clinton voters indicated they were likely to reject Obama and vote for the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
Ok, I’m really curious. Given the gulf of differences between the Democrats and McCain, why would a Hillary supporter support McCain over Obama? Is there a fundamental difference in policy I, as a Republican, just don’t see? Or is this just a case of supporters being upset that their candidate lost?
2006 had dire warnings that Reed supporters wouldn’t support Cagle in the general election, and all that talk failed to give Martin a win or the Libertarian an appreciably higher vote total.
The only argument I could see on the Democrat’s side – and one that I adopted (after 2004) as a cynical and pissed-off Republican – is that I’d rather see the opposition control the White House than have a total embarrassment as leader of my party1. Obama hasn’t completed half of his first term as Senator and is a relative lightweight when it comes to national political experience.
So to any Hillary supporters out there, why would you vote for McCain in November? You can email me if you’d rather your name not appear.
1) I don’t believe McCain will be an embarrassment anywhere near the level that President Bush currently is.