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  •  Yes, it's going to have a big impact, though (2+ / 0-)
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    A Chicagoan in Naples, ivorybill

    not necessarily because of Cubans. They're probably overrepresented in the press to a certain extent as a portion of the population, at least outside the greater Miami area. There's a large and fast-growing population of Haitian-Americans, and probably many more Latin-American voters from countries like Guatemala, Ecuador, and of course Mexico than from Cuba. My ground-level experience has been that though the Cuban vote is more muddled by a Republican voting history, other ethnic groups are breaking largely for Obama, or at least the ones who are are perhaps more likely to be energized and engaged in the election. We'll have to wait and see until election day how it all plays out, the polling is likely to be pretty useless until then. The other big groups, like rural black and hispanic voters in the center of the state have been pretty hard to reach, but I've gotta believe they'll break big for Obama when they vote.
    That's where I'm gonna be on election day, at any rate, doing GOTV somewhere out here in the swamp, and hopefully doing my part to bring this thing in for a smooth Democratic landing...

    "Animated not by partisanship but by a deep mistrust of all ideology."

    by Surly Cracker on Mon Sep 29, 2008 at 04:01:20 PM PDT

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