Filed under: Election 2008, Politics | Tags: John Kerry, John McCain, Obama
I’ve been meaning for some time to look up how Obama’s performance compares to Kerry’s at this point in the race, but as James Robbins at the Corner reports, naturally, someone’s already beat me to it:
A handy feature on the electoral-vote.com web site is a one-click comparison of the current electoral map projections with those on the same date four years ago. Today’s map shows Obama with a projected 275 votes to McCain’s 250, with 13 up for grabs. Four years ago — Kerry 317, Bush 202, and 19 tied. Interesting.
And we all know how that election turned out.
Seems to me that Democrats always fare far better in early polling. But the closer the elections get, and the more people start paying attention, the better Republicans do. Happened with George Bush in both his elections, happened with Reagan and Carter.
Not to say Republicans can relax. Obama is just an unqualified socialist. Kerry was an unbearable socialist. Just one more little reason for Democrats to worry, and for the rest of us to hold out Hope™ for America. (via Powerline)
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