I know many of you have seen these pictures already, but I’m still in awe. As I came across these new pictures, I was amazed at the turn out. 75,000 people came out to support Barack Obama in Oregon. After the West Virginia Primary, I knew racism was alive, I just didn’t know that nearly 20% would have the courage to admit that they didn’t vote for Obama because he was black, or as one woman put it: “of the other race.” In Kentucky one man believed Obama was part of a sleeper cell, and that he was a Muslim ready to attack when the time came. Then I realize, they are the rural uneducated poverty stricken voters for a reason, they rather vote against their best interest than vote for something different. I’m not saying this because Obama didn’t win West Virginia, I’m saying this because those interviewed said race and religion was the factor. I know all these people don’t represent the state of West Virginia, but 20% is a high number.
Then there is Oregon, where people are more educated…I’m just saying…Wow!
[Source: The Oregonian]