Matt Yglesis has a post expanding the poll from the Pew Hispanic Center, that I posted about here the other day. Yglesis says:
Back during the primaries, everyone kept formally admitting that it was wrong to engage in the form of inference “candidate X lost group A in a primary, and therefore he’s likely to lose group A in a general election against candidate Y of the other party” but I often got the sense listening to and reading pundits that they didn’t really believe that. But the Pew Center’s latest findings on public opinion among Hispanics should remind people that this is a very important caveat. Barack Obama did quite a poor job of persuading Latinos to vote for him over Hillary Clinton, but they’re backing him very strongly against John McCain.
The shows that Obama clearly has the support of the Latino vote, regardless of the primary results. Yglesis says he hopes the results of the poll “will serve as a reminder for us next time.” I agree.
When Hillary Clinton stepped up and threw her support wholeheartedly to Barack Obama when the primaries were over, she made it clear that the most important thing was putting a Democrat in the White House and that Democrat is Barack Obama. The petty her camp said this, his camp said that is unneccessary at this point.
Overwhelming Clinton supporters are clearly behind Obama as our nominee – Yes there are some hold outs, but their motives are clearly debatable and they don’t speak for the majority of Clinton supporters. The majority of Clinton supporters are following Hillary’s lead. The PUMA’s don’t serve Hillary Clinton well by their actions and likewise Obama supporters who keep resorting to petty attacks on Hillary Clinton even after the primaries are over, don’t serve Obama well.
So, let’s move forward and work together to elect Barack Obama as our next president.