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November 10, 2006
 by Christina Larson
Christina Larson

2008 HOMETOWN HEROES ... Percent of voters in states with likely presidential candidates who think their hometown guy/gal would make a good president (data from AEI Election Watch seminar). In bold are those cases when contender's party affiliation is NOT the same as the way the state voted in 2004.

  • Arizona: McCain -- 48 percent "yes"
  • Georgia: Gingrich -- 30 percent "yes"
  • Illinois: Obama -- 64 percent "yes"
  • Mass: Romney -- 31 percent "yes"
  • Mass: Kerry -- 25 percent "yes"
  • Nebraska: Hagel -- 37 percent "yes"
  • NY: Clinton -- 57 percent "yes"
  • NY: Giuliani -- 46 percent "yes"
  • NY: Pataki -- 16 percent "yes"
  • Tennessee: Frist -- 37 percent "yes"
  • Wisconsin: Feingold -- 35 percent "yes"

    Christina Larson 3:28 PM Permalink | Trackbacks | Comments (4)

    No mention of Joe Biden and Delaware? You'd probably get into a strange situation with people like me. Biden is a hero to me personally but I feel as if his stature falls with each Presidential run.

    When you get right down to it, Delaware doesn't present much of an advantage as a home base anyway. Each time our guy has made a run, it ended up reminding us of our mere three electoral votes.

    Posted by: John on November 11, 2006 at 2:36 PM | PERMALINK

    How about Elliot Spitzer in New York?

    Posted by: doug r on November 12, 2006 at 2:31 AM | PERMALINK

    doug r

    Clinton got 67% in her re-election bid. Here she gets 10% less. In fact every candidates support for president number differs from his/her result in the elections.

    Spitzer done well, but he's still a not ready for prime time player.

    Posted by: Ernst on November 13, 2006 at 7:05 AM | PERMALINK

    Sigh. AEI is the point group for the Iraq war lies, and for the (desired) Iran war lies. Previously, they've hired such luminaries of the lie as Charles 'Bell Curve' Murray, and John 'Sock Puppet' Lott.

    AEI is a propaganda brothel, pure and simple. In a more just world, they'd be facing war crimes trials by now, and a 13-step climb, followed by a long drop with a short rope.

    Posted by: Barry on November 13, 2006 at 10:17 AM | PERMALINK

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