(And to me, the irony of the dustup over what McBush said that I referenced in the post title is that he’s actually correct about Obama’s vote for the energy bill, but the way he expressed it is what everyone will remember – here is more on that.)
This is just to plug the web site “Rednecks For Obama,” as noted in this story (yes, it’s a real site)…
Tony Viessman, 74, and Les Spencer, 60, got politically active last year when it occurred to them there must be other lower income, rural, beer-drinking, gun-loving, NASCAR race enthusiasts fed up with business as usual in Washington.
Viessman had a red, white and blue “Rednecks for Obama” banner made, and began causing a stir in Missouri, which has emerged as a key battleground in the run-up to the November 4 presidential election.
“I didn’t expect it would get as much steam and attention as it’s gotten,” Spencer told AFP on the campus of Washington University in Saint Louis, the state’s biggest city and site of last week’s vice-presidential debate.
“We believe in him. He’s the best person for the job,” Viessman, a former state trooper from Rolla, said of Obama, who met the pair briefly on that July day in Union, Missouri.
Rednecks4obama.com claims more than 800,000 online visits. In Denver, Colorado, Viessman and Spencer drew crowds at the Democratic convention, and at Washington University last Thursday they were two of the most popular senior citizens on campus.
However, there are still plenty of “bitter enders” out there, as noted in this story about how two students at the University of Texas were barred from spring enrollment because they displayed pro-Obama signs (and by the way, some students displayed pro-McBush signs according to the story, but did not face disciplinary action). And this occurred in the UK, civil servant Dube Egwuatu was shot three times with ball bearings from a pistol for wearing a pro-Obama T-shirt; fortunately, he appears to be recovering.
Update 10/10/08: And as far as those “hard-working white people” are concerned (here)…