Rachel Maddow: "What the Election Comes Down To Is Your "Tuchus" Getting Off the Couch"

On her show last night, Rachel Maddow looked at a Washington Post/ABC poll that shows registered voters prefer Democrats to Republicans by 5+. Dems score better on the economy, "values", and "fixing the nation's problems." When the poll flips tolikely voters though -- the registered voters most inclined to make it to the polls -- Republicans surge ahead.

Maddow has a fairly straightforward solution to the "enthusiasm gap" that threatens sweeping wins for Republicans on election day:

"The distance between Democrats winning versus Democrats losing on Tuesday is the distance between your tuchus on the couch if you're going to vote for Democrats and your tuchus actually making it to the voting booth on Tuesday if you're going to vote for Democrats. That's the distance" says Maddow.

"Common wisdom, schmommon-wisdom. When you're figuring out what this means for the House, and the Senate, and the governors, and what have you, that's essentially the important difference -- Democrats have the voters. It is only a question of whether or not Democrats get the votes. That's what remains to be seen."

Watch the video:


AlterNet / By Tana Ganeva

Posted at November 1, 2010, 6:15am

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