Good and bad, we tell one another how to feel; of course this dynamic has affected the election. Fascinating reading today in the NYTimes Online:
The question is this: Have white Democrats soured on Obama? Apparently not. Although his unfavorable rating from the group is up five percentage points since last summer in polls conducted by The New York Times and CBS News, his favorable rating is up just as much.
On the other hand, black Democrats' opinion of Hillary Clinton has deteriorated substantially (her favorable rating among them is down 36 percentage points over the same period).
Contains one of the more pungent infographics of the last few months, too. Having hitched the wagon of my emotional well-being to this Obama fella's star, I'm now wrapped up in the tawdriness of a Democratic primary; nothing is sadder or more self-indulgent, I know. (What a hateful organization the Democratic Party is.) My faith in the American public comes and goes like any 20something's (and any blogger's), but to be reminded that the Dems' (Clintons') demagoguery isn't working is a heartening thing. I don't give some people enough credit.
Here's a bit of speechifying from this week's North Carolina campaign, to see you through the weekend. Take it away, boss:
'Yes, we can.' I confess, I like the feeling it brings.