That's curious: Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling reports that South Dakota is one of five states where President Obama gets positive approval numbers from Independents. The President's margin among South Dakota's independents is slim, just 45–44. But considering Obama lost South Dakota to McCain 45–53 and that there's been a lot more South Dakota activism in the past year declaring Obama a Marxist foreign usurper than anything else, his holding any positive margin with our Independents seems noteworthy.
That margin also suggests that if Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin is trying to appeal to the middle to keep her seat this fall, she might do just as well to get on board with the President's agenda on big issues like health insurance reform. Who knows? Voting like a Democrat on the big issues might even reinvigorate a disenchanted base and get Dems out knocking on doors and raising cash for her.
The ‘Extremely Helpful’ city staff at the citizens ‘Beckon Call’ - As this whole administration building thingy got wrapped up today with the mayor’s press conference at NOON (we will have video up soon with my commentary)...
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