Even though guns and gun control had about as much to with the 2012 campaign as my Aunt Fannie’s fanny, here’s Politico pushing a meaningless poll:
Voters in key three swing states preferred President Barack Obama to Mitt Romney on gun control issues, and overwhelmingly support a number of gun control measures, according to a poll released Thursday from an advocacy group.
The survey of voters in Virginia, North Carolina and Colorado found 45 percent of voters trusted Obama on gun issues, compared with only 40 percent who trusted Romney. Obama had the largest advantage in Virginia, where he led Romney 48 percent to 39 percent. In Colorado and North Carolina, his edge was tighter: 44 percent to 40 percent and 42 percent to 41 percent.
The survey, paid for by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, also found the National Rifle Association had little impact on the presidential election.
It’s my job to know these things and even I can’t tell you what the difference is between Obama’s and Romney’s positions on gun control. Other than paying the issue some lip service after that awful movie theatre shooting in Colorado, Obama never mentioned gun control, as far as I can remember. He sure didn’t campaign on the issue.
As far as the poll’s showing for the NRA’s impact on the race, when gun-grabbing isn’t on the ballot, the NRA’s just not going to have that much of an impact.
Therefore, what Politico’s story amounts to is nothing more than the media writing one of those stories that tells Democrats it’s okay to do something they want Democrats to do — and in this case, it’s about stripping away our second amendment rights.
The left has always been uncomfortable with individualism and is even more uncomfortable with that which protects our individualism, like guns and the Constitution.
Personally, I hope Democrats take the bait. The numbers of those who back Obama’s stance on gun control in this poll don’t even equal the percentage of the vote the president received in those states. Anytime the media and the left want to re-litigate the issue that cost Al Gore the his home state of Tennessee and therefore the presidency — I say, please do throw us in that briar patch.