More evidence for my theory of the Limbaugh effect–Republicans don’t want it known they are voting for Obama. The New York Times tried to figure out why anyone would still be undecided two days before the election. They interviewed Republican David Finke in Louisville, KY.
Mr. Finke, a Republican, voted twice for George W. Bush. He describes himself as an economic conservative and said he had been “very impressed” with Senator John McCain. It sure sounds as if Mr. Finke is leaning toward Mr. McCain, the Arizona Republican, right?
Not so fast.
“I’m socially more liberal,” Mr. Finke said. “I think Obama is bright and has been very steady in this campaign.” He added that it would be “very exciting for the United States to elect a black president.” Besides, he does not think Mr. McCain’s running mate, Gov.Sarah Palin of Alaska, would be ready to step into the top job if something happened to Mr. McCain (who, Mr. Finke pointed out, “is pretty old”).
Where does this leave Mr. Finke? “I plan on doing a lot of reading this weekend,” he said.
My guess is Mr. Finke in the privacy of the voting booth will pull the lever for Obama.
And won’t tell any of his Republican friends.