Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain throws a "Hail Sarah" at the Veepstakes

If one of the elements in my Gay and Gray column today over at Time Goes By is correct -- and I wouldn't have included it if I didn't have sources -- John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin doesn't seem likely to play too well with the largest demographic group still undecided. Recently polling shows that voters over 65 represent something like 30 percent of those who remain persuadable in the presidential race. Somehow I don't think a bright young thing who is barely a governor and before that was the mayor of a town of 9000 is going to play all that well with this group.

The column looks at polling among elder voters, especially in regard to Prop. 8, the California constitutional ballot measure that would outlaw same-sex marriage.

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