Yesterday I documented one case of a Hillary Clinton supporter that is going to great lengths to express his anger over Barack Obama winning the nomination. The site now claims 35,000 supporters and according to the counter, has received over 1.3 million hits.
Yesterday CNN took that movement a bit further when they announced the result of a new poll they performed that shows that Ed Hale (the webmaster of the site mentioned above) is not alone.
A newly released CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll found that if Obama does not select Clinton as his running mate, 22 percent of her supporters would stay home this fall — and another 17 percent would vote for McCain.
So what does that mean? If you remember, Clinton liked to refer to her 18 million voters when trying to justify staying in the race and if CNN’s polling is even somewhat accurate, that would mean that there could be as many as 3 million Democrats willing to change ranks to vote for John McCain.
I have an idea as to what is behind these numbers, one only needs to look at the exit polling in Kentucky and West Virginia. Considering that Obama’s platform is almost a carbon copy of Clinton’s, could their be other reasons? I hope so.