By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers.
Retail shoppers voted in huge numbers and, no surprise, went with the fashionable Barack Obama. Pollster John Zogby, who watches these sorts of things, tells us that Obama beat John McCain among shoppers of Costco, Target, Macy's, Niemans, Bloomies, Marshall's, and J.C. Penney. McCain won in the discount aisles of Wal-Mart, Sears, and Kohl's: "The best way to summarize this election is that Obama's message was right on Target, and he was able to Marshall his forces to get out to vote. But the real story here is that these two stores have shoppers that are least likely to lean left or right on political issues. Obama won the mainstream middle."