Hardball, Breitbart style; skip ahead to 4:30 of the clip if you can’t wait. It’s not even his demand that’s the most interesting part. It’s his assertion that “Not only are there more tapes, it’s not just ACORN.” Whatever can that mean? Did they pull this scam on other lefty outfits? Or does he mean that other lefties, perhaps politicians, were implicated in their dealings with ACORN? Or … is it all a bluff? I say: Bluff. (But a crafty one!)
Speaking of ACORN and elections, this fantastically depressing poll can’t be accurate. Can it?
PPP’s newest national survey finds that a 52% majority of GOP voters nationally think that ACORN stole the Presidential election for Barack Obama last year, with only 27% granting that he won it legitimately. Clearly the ACORN card really is an effective one to play with the voters who will decide whether Hoffman gets to be the Republican nominee in a possible repeat bid in 2010.
Belief in the ACORN conspiracy theory is even higher among GOP partisans than the birther one, which only 42% of Republicans expressed agreement with on our national survey in September.
Um … The One won by nearly 10 million votes. He more than doubled McCain’s electoral vote total. It wasn’t close. A reason to be skeptical: The poll was taken by PPP, whose final read on NY-23 was famously wildly off and who still has Palin’s net favorables at -9 while more than one rival pollster has her in positive territory. Let’s cross our fingers and call shenanigans on this one.
Of course, if the ACORN paranoia is true, it only makes Breitbart’s threat here that much more serious. Stoke that conservative turnout, AB!