Bludgeon wrote:It takes a special kind of low to walk into the room of someone who is about to die and waste precious moments of the last part of their lives on being manipulated for cheap political gain.
Seriously. That kind of systematic behavior is egregious enough that it would make the news.
So let's see it.
Let's not see it - in 2012 when we take Herb Kohl's seat and the white house. Feingold nobly refused support from the national party - that will help him in 2014 when he makes a run for governor. 2012's Democrat is not going to have the option to turn down help - national Democrats trying to hold the senate aren't going to be able to spare too many months of funding for what they're already starting to call a lost cause.
None of us here own a research firm - alas, none of you will be able to dig into reliable numbers on how much the vote was or was not disenfranchised when it is all said and done.
If I had a research firm I would investigate how much of the senior vote is Dem/Republican outside of nursing homes and compare that with how much of the senior vote is Dem/Republican inside of nursing homes. I would lay money on the bet that - mysteriously - a significantly higher percentage of institutionalized seniors "vote" Democrat than what we see on the outside.
But neither one of us is going to find out. In the end the most reliable evidence pertaining to voter fraud will be the results of next year's election, though some may say the results of this year's recall failure ought to give you a hint.