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Friday, November 14, 2008
McClatchy headline shows condescension
Why did Prop 8 pass in California? You'd think it passed because most voters support traditional marriage, right? Well, the smart people at McClatchy think Prop 8 passed because the No on 8 campaign was "in turmoil."
McClatchy thinks if the No on 8 campaign had been better organized, the rube voters would have seen the light and voted no.
The initiative passed 52.2% to 47.8%. Prop 8 enjoyed majority support among all racial groups. Black voters, whose ranks were swelled due to the candidacy of Barack Obama, supported it 70 percent to 30 percent. Latinos supported it 53 per cent to 47 percent, and Whites and Asians supported it 51 per cent to 49 percent.
It's safe to say the overwhelming number of voters knew exactly what they were doing when they passed Prop 8.