Let me start by stating that I am a Hillary supporter (as if that wasn’t already obvious). 🙂
One of the things that irks me about Obama is his arrogant (in my opinion) assertion that if he wins, Hillary’s supporters will support him but if Hillary wins he can’t guarantee that his supporters will support her.
Not only does a claim like that strike a dangerous arrow at the heard of Democratic unity, there is no real evidence that his claim is true. In fact, there is now evidence to the contrary.
A CNN exit poll of Louisiana primary voters has come up with this interesting result. They questioned both Hillary and Obama supporters and asked if they would be satisfied if the other candidate won.
Among Hillary supporters, 67% said they would not be satisfied if the other candidate won and 23% said they would be satisfied.
Among Obama suppoers, 47% said they would not be satisfied if the other candidate won and 47% said they would be satisfied.
Those results are interesting, and are an empirical indication that Obama’s assertion is incorrect. It seems that in the end that Obama supporters would actually be more content with Hillary than Hillary supporters would be with Obama.
It’s just one more piece of the equation to consider…