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A Very Neutral Poll

Filed under: 2008 Election — Patterico @ 10:12 am

If you voted for a Democrat, for whom would you vote: Hillary or Obama?

Would it make you more or less likely to vote for Hillary if you learned that dishonest pro-Hillary push polls were being used in California?

17 Responses to “A Very Neutral Poll”

  1. I would never vote to put Bill Clinton back in the White House, in any capacity.

    JayHub (0a6237)

  2. If I were to vote for a Democrat, it’d be Obama, I guess. The push poll makes me neither more nor less likely to vote for Clinton, since it’s totally unsurprising. A win-at-all-costs-even-dishonesty attitude is exactly what we’ve come to expect of the Clintons.

    However, I feel like even answering the question (would you vote for Clinton or Obama?) is kind of pointless, since the premise (if you voted for a Democrat) is so unlikely. It’s rather like asking, “If you were to disembowel a baby and feast upon its intestines before its still-living eyes, would you do so in the name of Satan, or Cthulhu?” I simply can’t imagine myself ever doing that, any more than I could imagine myself voting for a Democrat in this crucial year, where victory or defeat in Iraq hangs in the balance and the Democratic base is strongly for defeat.

    Voice of Reason (69bf59)

  3. Who is easier for Romney to beat? Hillary! or Obama?

    tired (6ae407)

  4. I guess my humor is too subtle.

    I didn’t really mean the question seriously. I meant for the post to resemble a push poll.

    But it’s an interesting question anyway. My answer: Hillary. I like my Republicans principled, and my Democrats unprincipled.

    Patterico (4bda0b)

  5. What VOR said in paragraph 1. But not in paragraph 2, since I am a Democrat, and I voted (in Florida–so it’s sort of meaningless?) for Obama. Precisely because the Clintons are sleazy powerhungry greedy and dishonest. Although come to think of it, that’s just a long winded way of saying they are politicians. (And the question of victory or defeat in Iraq is too off topic here, so I’ll just say I disagree with VOR’s take on that as well.)

    kishnevi (fc745e)

  6. Addendum–Patterico, your sense of humor is way too subtle.

    kishnevi (fc745e)

  7. For what it’s worth, I don’t recall ever receiving political robo-calls before last week. In the past week I’ve been robo-called twice, both times by the McCain campaign.

    Milhouse (f10fb3)

  8. Patterico: *laugh* that’s why I don’t like Hillary. :)

    aphrael (db0b5a)

  9. Your humor is subtle but I thought the caption showed you were joking.

    DRJ (517d26)

  10. Yeah, Patterico, your sense of humor needs a little work. Let me give you a few examples of some slightly less subtle humor that you could use as a template:

    Last night I was wrestling with my son and I farted in his face. Man did he squirm trying to get a way but I held him down until he breathed it all in. BWAH HA HA HA!

    Once when my wife was feeling nauseous at a party, I told her that I had some medicine to feel better, so I gave her a glass with raw egg white. Boy did she spew! Right there in the middle of the party! Some spattered on the other guests and on the ten-thousand-dollar sofa. But those guys are all morons so screw ’em if they can’t take a joke.

    In this Pink Panther movie once, Peter Sellers sees this guy with a dog and asks the guy, “Does your dog bite?” and the guy says no, so Sellers tries to pet the dog but the dog bites him. I laughed and laughed. Then Sellers says “I thought you said that your dog does not bite.” And you know what the guys says? He says, “That is not my dog!” Get it? The guy had a different dog and his dog doesn’t bite but Peter Sellers thought the dog standing next to him was his dog! So Sellers got bit! Funny stuff!

    I’ve got lots more examples of similar humor on my blog, Patterico. Let me know if you want links so you can get more experience with non-subtle humor.

    Doc Rampage (01f543)

  11. Don’t worry, P. The problem really wasn’t that your humor was too subtle. It’s that the post title and content are so similar to your regular posts. XD

    kishnevi (fc745e)

  12. I’m not certain how anything could lower the zero percent probability that I’ll vote for Mrs Clinton.

    As for “dishonest pro-Hillary push polls . . . being used in California,” I’d have been flabberghasted if she wasn’t using some forms of dirty tricks.

    The Clintons know only one way to fight: attack, attack, and attack some more. Back in 1992, when the truthful stories about Mr Clinton’s dalliances were surfacing, the Clinton campaign immediately came up with the lie that President George Bush — a man in his seventies, about whom there had never been even the slightest whiff of scandal — was screwing around with some chick.

    Some of Senator Obama’s campaign workers have already complained that they had been getting calls from the oh-so-tolerant, surely-never-racist Clinton campaign repeatedly referenced “Barack Hussein Obama.” (Also here.)

    If it was a choice between telling a truth that wouldn’t hurt them or a lie that wouldn’t help them, the Clintons would still tell the lie, just out of general principle.

    Dana (556f76)

  13. I like my Republicans principled, and my Democrats unprincipled.

    Comment by Patterico — 2/3/2008 @ 10:52 am

    Nevah thought of it like that. Go Hillary!

    If it was a choice between telling a truth that wouldn’t hurt them or a lie that wouldn’t help them, the Clintons would still tell the lie, just out of general principle.

    Comment by Dana — 2/3/2008 @ 1:49 pm

    The subtlety of Dana’s sense of humor is not an issue here, as this is just the unvarnished truth.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)


    I asked Romney if he would eat young children for lunch if he were elected. He said, “No!”

    No other candidate has come out as strongly on this issue as Romney. True, no candidate has said he would eat children if elected, but only Romney has said he won’t. Can we afford to risk it?

    Kevin (4890ef)

  15. They would have to disembowel me, eat my intestines while I could see ’em before I would ever, every vote for Hillary.

    Sue (297d07)

  16. Sue, you wuss! :)

    Be strong!

    Dana (3e4784)

  17. My Momma didn’t raise any fools Dana…..

    Sue (382511)

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