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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Let's Shout it from the Rooftops

Republicans are voting for Obama!

We know Obama is running as the post-partisan presidential candidate. Throughout the campaign he has demonstrated an appeal among independents, the key voting bloc in a general election. It also happens to be the cornerstone of John McCain's campaign.

Last night's Virginia exit polls (where voters can freely choose to vote in either party's primary) 8% of the Democratic Primary voters were self-described Republicans. Fully 70% of these voters supported Barack Obama when they cast their vote. Virginians chose to vote Democrat over Republican by a 2-1 margin. With Obama at the top of the ticket, Virginia - a GOP stalwart in presidential elections since 1964 - will be in play in 2008.

With his resounding victories in the Potomac Primary yesterday, the Obama campaign has begun it's pivot to the general election campaign. Obama asks, "Bring 'em on. Who they got? John McCain?"