martes, 8 de abril de 2008

Todos dan favorito al contrario

William Kristol reflexionaba ayer en el NYT sobre algo muy curioso. La mayoría de conservadores con los que ha hablado en los últimos días creen que Obama será el próximo Presidente. Por contra, la mayoría de demócratas que conoce creen que McCain será el elegido. Y también nos contaba cual sería el lema de los republicanos para cuestionar el historial del candidato demócrata: "Barack Obama: no es quien creéis que es." The Shape of the Race to Come

(...) I’ve spent a fair amount of time the last couple of weeks with conservatives of all ages and leanings. Call it my very own listening tour.

It began with a series of conversations with a group of Weekly Standard subscribers. Then, last week, I had lunch with the only three conservatives in Cambridge, Mass.; participated in an event in New York with the leadership of Vets for Freedom; mixed and mingled with Republicans before a speech in Michigan; and, on Friday, attended a reception for friends of Bill Buckley after his memorial service at St. Patrick’s, then discussed politics that evening with conservative college students at Georgetown University.

Apart from accumulating a few frequent flier miles, what do I have to show for my travels? I can report that lots of conservatives and Republicans expect Barack Obama to be our next president.

(...) But a surprising number of Democrats with whom I’ve spoken expect a McCain victory. One told me he was struck by the current polls showing a dead-even race, suggesting both a surprising openness to McCain among Americans who disapprove of Bush and a striking hesitation among the same voters about Obama.

Then there’s the fact that we’re at war. As a Congressional staffer put it, “Here’s something to consider: Although Hillary will be out in May, she may determine the outcome in November. McCain’s secret weapon — among Clinton supporters — may be Hillary’s 3 a.m. national security ad.”

And an experienced Democratic operative e-mailed: “Finally, I think [McCain’s] going to win. Obama isn’t growing in stature. Once I thought he could be Jimmy Carter, but now he reminds me more of Michael Dukakis with the flag lapel thing and defending Wright. Plus he doesn’t have a clue how to talk to the middle class. He’s in the Stevenson reform mold out of Illinois, with a dash of Harvard disease thrown in.” (...)

1 comentario:

octopusmagnificens dijo...

Yo hace medio año no habría apostado un euro por el candidato republicano, fuese el que fuese, pero a día de hoy mi favorito es McCain. Es más, creo que ganará cómodamente.