LatinaLista — In a clear example of just how much Texas Republicans loathe the Clintons, stories are surfacing across the state of GOP voters switching parties, for at least a day, to cast votes for Obama.
Even though polls show that Clinton would be a weaker candidate against McCain than would Obama, experts say Republicans, who have long expressed a visceral distaste for Bill and Hillary Clinton, want to prevent her from being on the ballot in November.
“The argument I’ve seen is, ‘Let’s get rid of Clinton once and for all,’ ” said Ralph Bordie, who conducts the IVR Poll in Texas.
Bordie’s latest statewide poll released last week found that 15 percent of Texas Republicans who said they will support the GOP nominee in November plan nonetheless on voting for Obama next week.
This political maneuver is but one sign that the Clinton campaign is suffering. In a painfully obvious difference, the rallies between the two candidates have been as different as well, a woman and a man.
While Obama has been filling up entertainment arenas and gymnasiums, Clinton and her party have drawn much smaller crowds to parking lots and parks. Somehow, seeing Bill campaign for his wife from the back of a truck isn’t what would be expected of a former president.
It’s even gotten to the point that those who are for Hillary can’t even proclaim their support publicly without being harassed by Obama supporters.
Earlier this week, Latina Lista reported on the story of Dulce Maria Gonzalez, a young professional singer in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley who after composing “We Need a Woman” and performing it at a Hillary rally has been besieged by negative and nasty comments.
Latina Lista asked Dulce Maria how this experience has affected her views on politics. She tells Latina Lista:
The negative reaction only makes me stronger and motivates me to get more involved in politics. I would love to continue performing in rallies and all that comes my way!