Did the ‘Limbaugh Effect’ Affect Indiana Results?

Pardon me for linking to Fox:

In an e-mail entitled “The Limbaugh Effect in Indiana = 7 percent,” Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton wrote: “According to the latest exit polling data, 17 percent of voters in the Indiana primary today said they would vote for John McCain in a Clinton/McCain match-up. Forty-one percent of that number is constituted by people who voted Clinton in the primary but also indicated they will vote for McCain in the general election. That comes out to just under 7 percent of the primary electorate the number that may be attributed to a Limbaugh Effect.”

I don’t know what role Limbaugh’s minions played in determining the Indiana results, but I was shocked yesterday to see the number of voters in my heavily Republican precinct who were given blue cards (indicating they were voting on the Democratic ballot) before entering the voting booth. It’s hard to imagine that all those Republicans were voting in the Democratic primarybecause they favored Clinton or Obama over McCain.

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4 responses to “Did the ‘Limbaugh Effect’ Affect Indiana Results?

  1. I wondered about the Limbaugh thing. My dude told me about “Operation Chaos” (why did I marry a Conservative?) later in the evening, and they talked about it some on MSNBC while we were waiting for Lake County. Un-freaking-believable what some people will do.

    Hillary’s going to need a miracle still, but with Dittoheads skewing the primaries, who knows?

  2. Fortunately, I think it’s too late for the Ditto-heads to make much of a difference.

    Clinton will win KY and WV easily, but Obama will win OR and probably SD, and maybe MT. But those states are all so small that they will make little difference.

    And BTW, why did you marry a conservative? He must be a great guy for you to be able to overlook THAT and still love him.

  3. Strangely, I don’t think he was that conservative when I met him. He was living with a couple of lesbian roommates. I think it started when we moved to his hometown, and then he started listening to Rush and Neal Boortz. We still get along, but if he brings up politics at the dinner table, he gets food thrown at him.

  4. BD, ha! I like that strategy! It sounds like he is a good guy who “doesn’t get it.

    But he’s working on overcoming his BC.

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