It seems Missouri, the Show Me State, showed tonight at the ballot box they really don't like ObamaCare. And I mean really, really don't like it. 71% - 29% don't like it. Missouri's vote - to enact a state law banning individual mandates in the state - is the first time the people themselves have had a chance to weigh in on ObamaCare by popular vote.
While this is a low turnout vote - about one third of the number that voted in November 2008 - this result is telling for two reasons: Missouri is not a red-red state (McCain won Missouri by only one-tenth of a percent in 2008), so such a lopsided vote should give some measure of the dislike of ObamaCare out there; and two, it shows that the conservatives, libertarians and Tea Partiers are doing what no one thought they could do - energize, organize and turn out voters over issues such as this - while Democrats don't seem too interested in getting out there.
Unless the GOP - once again - snatches defeat from the jaws of victory, it's going to be a very tough fall for the Obama/Pelosi/Reid clique.
As always, my buddy John over at WinWithJMC has more on this race, and the others that took place around the country today.
Hattip on the Missouri race: Christopher Johnson at Midwest Conservative Journal.