View Full Version : Weary Democratic voters 'unimpressed' by both candidates

Midnight Mike
05-07-2008, 02:27 PM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Many Democrats are frustrated and fatigued by the longest U.S. presidential nomination battle most have witnessed, and the divisions in its wake have left some wondering if they can back the ultimate winner.

"I backed Hillary in the (Wisconsin) primary, but no matter which one gets in, I'm unimpressed by both of them at this point," said Linda Mrochinski, who works for a nonprofit organization in Milwaukee.

"Instead of a policy-based and a 'what we can do' campaign, it's become a campaign of the women versus the blacks. It's just not a very comfortable campaign at this point," she added.

Random interviews conducted after Tuesday night's split voting, in which New York Sen. Hillary Clinton eked out a victory in Indiana and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama won handily in North Carolina, showed many voters would like the Democrats to get it over with.

"Pick somebody, because I think it's probably hurting them in November," said 23-year-old Chicago software developer Matt Sawin, an Obama supporter who said he would back Clinton if she won the nomination to run against Republican presidential candidate John McCain in the November election. "It's going to be messy, no matter what."

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