Posted by Lao on March 10, 2005
In Reply to: Switch-hitting voters posted by Smokey Stover on March 09, 2005
: : : I guess this comes from baseball but what exactly does it mean? swing voters? the undecided? It's not listed in my dictionary, so pls help me.
: : I'd guess it refers to voters who go Democratic sometimes and Republican other times, depending on the candidates and/or issues.
: Although Mr. Lao probably knows what switch-hitting means in baseball, he didn't specifically say so, so I will provide the doubtlessly redundant information that a switch-hitter is one who can bat either right-handed or left-handed. It is sometimes used figuratively, not only in politics, but in sexual matters as well. SS
Thank you for the info. Re your last point (sexual connotation),I guess "swing both ways"
has the shady meaning as well, even though it is used in a non-sexual context as well.