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Why Clinton supporters might flock to McCain

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 by Dave Winer.

According to a Gallup poll, 28 percent of Democrats who support Hillary Clinton say they will vote for McCain if Obama is the Democratic nominee. Permalink to this paragraph

Two reasons this might be so.. Permalink to this paragraph

1. Clinton has been campaigning against Obama, and for McCain. It's working with some of her supporters. Permalink to this paragraph

2. So far no Democrats have been running against McCain, exploring his weakness. He still looks relatively good. That'll probably change.  Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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