Monday, November 19, 2007

Crossing America Day 13: El Dorado, Kansas

Mrs and Mrs Kerns spoke glowingly of Mr Obama's speeches, his intelligence and his education. They appeared to care not a whit about his colour. But they won't vote for him. Why? They think he might be a Muslim.
Another thing I keep hearing is opposition to Hillary Clinton. Some say openly it's because she's a woman, often citing the need for a president to be able to deal with Middle East leaders. Others ask how if she couldn't control her husband then how can she control the country. Certainly, some women are going to vote for her because she's a woman, but my hunch is that these votes will be outweighed by the anti-woman votes.
Freaking hell - not even diving into the actual content and rebuttals to the above bits, I'm tired of this type of "average American" and their perception of what are important qualifications for our next President.

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