The New York Times conducted a poll of Republican Delegates to the Convention. You have to wonder what planet these people have been living on for the last eight years. 80% think George Bush is doing a good job and almost 60% think the economy is in good shape. OMG!
Only 7% think it’s more important to provide universal health care than to keep their taxes low. And here’s the capper–80% believe the Invasion of Iraq was a smart move!
Not only are these people out of touch with the general electorate, they don’t even reflect the views of Republicans. If ever there was an example of the “echo-chamber” effect of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh as a Bush propaganda machine, this is it. A small group of far right ideologues (only 6% even support gay civil unions) has captured the Republican party machine. They live in a cocoon of gated communities and self-reinforcing media. They don’t have a clue about the lives of most Americans.
This is clearly why Sarah Palin and not Tom Ridge is the VP nominee.