Oppose Daniels, oppose change?

February 26, 2008
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A new statewide poll shows a high correlation between registered voters who intend to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and incumbent Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Obama and Daniels are almost polar opposites philosophically, so what gives? Mostly that theyâ??re both viewed as change agents, says Brian Howey, who writes a political newsletter and commissioned the poll.

How would you explain the popularity of two candidates who seem so different?
  • Well, I consider myself an independent and many times vote Libertarian - BUT Daniels has really gotten some things done and come up with some creative solutions. I didn't vote for him the first time, but I'll be voting for him in the next election. I'm all for people getting things done. If my choices for president are Obama or McCain, I'm voting for Obama. We've had enough of the status quo. Old white guys have been running the country into the ground long enough. Let's see what a fresh perspective can do.

    There was part of that poll, I believe, that said Carson was ahead of Elrod in the 7th District race. I can't imagine that that's correct. No one I know is planning to vote for Carson. We need change in government, not more of the same. Political dynasties are a thing of the past (I hope). I'll give my suppor to Elrod to see what he can do.
  • New ideas, breaking molds, getting it done.

    I agree, so far Daniels is successful on all fronts. I still have my doubts about Obama, especially as far as getting it done. Although she's more old guard, I think Hillary has the smarts, drive, and the experience to get things done. I wouldn't necessarily keep John McCain out of your Obama/Daniels club -- just because he's an old white man. He too has a certain non-partisan appeal.

    Philosophically, Daniels and Obama are not in the same neighborhood, at the same time I don't necessarily feel they're polar opposites. On social issues, I dare say they likely share some of the same viewpoints. Pragmatic is a word you could use for them, until they start throwing red meat at their base.

    Elrod? I've been thinking. I just may pull the lever for him (and I can, I live in the district.) I tend to lean Demo, but Carson seems so rote and rehearsed. I see many red flags. A Carson Dynasty? That sounds as unlikely as it is undeserving. Remember, he was annointed by the same partisan hacks that okayed Ackles as their coroner candidate. Look where he is now. Back to Elrod, either way, I think he's a GOP up and comer. I'm sure he has an uphill battle, but where's the GOP's Daddy Warbucks war chest for this race?

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