Posted by: Joe | October 23, 2008

That’s it man, game over.

Two election stories — the first from an early voting poll in Indiana, via Politico:

For me the most moving moment came when the family in front of me, comprising probably 4 generations of voters (including an 18 year old girl voting for her first time and a 90-something hunched-over grandmother), got their turn to vote. When the old woman left the voting booth she made it about halfway to the door before collapsing in a nearby chair, where she began weeping uncontrollably. When we rushed over to help we realized that she wasn’t in trouble at all but she had not truly believed, until she left the booth, that she would ever live long enough to cast a vote for an African-American for president. Anyone who doesn’t think that African-American turnout will absolutely SHATTER every existing record is in for a very rude surprise.

The second story is about a canvasser in Pennsylvania, via FiveThirtyEight.

So a canvasser goes to a woman’s door in Washington, Pennsylvania. Knocks. Woman answers. Knocker asks who she’s planning to vote for. She isn’t sure, has to ask her husband who she’s voting for. Husband is off in another room watching some game. Canvasser hears him yell back, “We’re votin’ for the n***er!”

Woman turns back to canvasser, and says brightly and matter of factly: “We’re voting for the n***er.”

If McCain can’t even win the racist vote, how does he have *any* chance?

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Responses

  1. The second story horrifies and delights me all at the same time.

  2. The link to the second story is broken, by the way.

  3. Fixed, thanks.


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