Marc Cooper: The Devolution of PJ Media

iceweasel7/07/2010 8:34:36 pm PDT

re: #427 tradewind

It’s the perception. Obama voted against the surge in 2007 , and spoke out against it ( and by association, Petraeus) loudly.
The young/new/first-time voters who turned out for him were sure he was the Make love Not War prez, the anti-Bush. Now that he’s hanging in there, many of them are just demoralized.

Yeah, I totally believe you’re in touch with lots of Obama voters, particularly the ‘young/new/first time voters’, and what they thought then and what they think now.

I’d have thought one or more of them might have mentioned Obama’s actual campaign positions on Afghanistan to you.
(This is the part where you claim they didn’t because ‘all Obama voters are stupid’. I’m humming the opening bars of that song for you just to help you out).