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Monday, April 21, 2008

Hillary in the Midwest: Maybe a Snowball's Chance...

Passing one of the main thoroughfares in Fort Wayne, Indiana today, I noticed a newspaper photographer with a large camera pointed across the street. Naturally, my eyes followed her vista, and a small crowd (seven, to be exact) of Hillary Clinton supporters were standing on the street corner holding two large signs: "Honk for Hillary." I soon came to a stop at the intersection, and though I could hear one of the Hillary volunteers shouting her desire for some participation from the surrounding cars, there was none whatsoever. Now, I'm not exaggerating in the least. Not one car honked its horn. Considering the length of time I was sitting at that light, approximately two minutes, that is amazing. I've been at teacher pay raise demonstrations that got a lot more support than that, and that was on a quieter street in a much smaller town.

Obama, on the other hand, has a lot more support in Fort Wayne. The local colleges are full of Priuses with his sticker plastered all over them (right alongside the little fish-with-legs emblems and the "abort them all, let Darwin sort them out" bumper stickers). Heck, driving through the ghetto today, I'd say one in three lawns had a "vote Obama" sign on it. If Fort Wayne is at all representative of the rest of Indiana, Barack is a lock.

2 comments:

  1. Amazingly, this is also true in some of the larger cities in California. It has been interesting to watch - at times it is like watching nursery school children when they get upset. They try to act like it is all a mistake and all is well when in reality they just want to shove the other one down and stomp on him! The outcome will show us alot about them as well as about ourselves!

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  2. Yep. It's more of a wrestling match than an election at this point.

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