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Color commentary


What we have here is a color-coded map, courtesy of MSNBC.com, that reflects where respondents to their survey place blame for the U.S. economic meltdown. In the turquoise-shaded states, majority blame goes to “All of the Above”:  Wall Street, the Bush Administration, Congress, and Homeowner. In all those mustard-colored states, the majority of respondents pin the blame solely on the Bush Administration.

Let’s take a moment to note some of those states: Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Indiana, North Dakota, South Carolina, North Carolina.

While admittedly this probably isn’t a representative survey of voters in general, sentiments like this have to provide further tailwind behind Barack Obama. Don’t they? Or is Christopher Hitchens right in calling him the new Dukakis (“vapid, hesitant, and gutless”)?

2 Responses to “Color commentary”

  1. Joe Says:

    If those two go to the White House tomorrow and Obama doesn’t come out into the driveway off the Oval Office screaming, “I’m as mad as Hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” then Hitchens may well be right. In lieu of making like Howard Beale, I’d accept Obama simply shaking his head and scratching behind his ear in disbelief. I would just LOVE to see anything that resembles REAL LIFE coming of Obama, if he did something REAL, the deal would be closed. He’d be in.

  2. Dan Says:

    Yeah. We just want to hear him call them a bunch of damn liars. That’s all.

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