But you can always blame women! Right?

So, if Barack Obama should happen to lose this November to John McCain, everyone knows that it will be the fault of all those bitter female Hillary supporters who just can't get over the fact that Hillary lost and who therefore must be voting for McCain, right? I mean, that's what the media narrative (and I include the liberal blogosphere in the "media" bit) is -- women of a certain age just can't trust Obama, they're sore losers, they're bitter, they're even organized! Why, to hear some commenters here tell it, this is a PUMA blog, out to torpedo Obama's chances in November! And don't we see, RoeRoeRoeRoeRoeRoeRoe John McCain is no friend of women, and Obama will at least be better, and where else are you going to go?. OH MY GOD, THEY'RE GOING TO VOTE FOR MCCAIN!!!! THEY'RE GOING TO SPLIT THE PARTY!!!!

Well, except not so much.
With commanding leads among women and young voters and near unanimous support from black voters, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has a 50 - 41 percent lead over Arizona Sen. John McCain, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll of likely voters released today.

Independent voters split 44 - 44 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Sen. McCain has a slight 47 - 44 percent edge among men voters and a larger 49 - 42 percent lead among white voters.

But black voters back Sen. Obama 94 - 1 percent, while women support him 55 - 36 percent. Obama leads 63 - 31 percent among voters 18 to 34 years old and 48 - 44 percent among voters 35 to 54, while voters over 55 split with 45 percent for McCain and 44 percent for Obama.
Oh. Um. Well.

Time for a new media narrative, perhaps. OH, MY GOD THE WHITE MEN ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR MCCAIN!!!! THEY'RE GOING TO SPLIT THE PARTY!!!!

So, ultimately, if Obama loses in November, it won't be the fault of bitter old hags who won't vote for him. If he loses, it will be because he can't get enough men, and in particular, white men, to vote for him. Or maybe because he *isn't* Hillary Clinton or Al Gore.

H/T Liss.

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