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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 01:14 PM
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Republican neighbors are voting for Obama!
This morning I ran into the person who owns the house next door, which has been on the market for over a year. (She and her husband live elsewhere but her son still lives there.) I jokingly told her that I was going to miss having opposing yard signs this year- I would always wait to see which Republican candidates they put up yard signs for and put up signs for the opposing Democratic candidates.

She said, "Well you'd have to get a McCain sign this year, because we're all voting for Obama". My jaw dropped. She and her husband run a tavern where they actually host a lot of fundraisers, including some for Republican political candidates. She said "After 8 years of Bush, we can't afford any more Republican presidents. McCain is no different than Bush, and Sarah Palin is no more qualified to be President than I am".

In the past I always thought of them as small business owners who thought voting Republican would make them rich. She said she has lost a lot of investment money and that the Republicans can't be trusted. She is fiercely angry at Bush.

And- she has talked every one of her relatives, including some who are very racist, into voting for Obama. She is not really into politics, she's just a very common sense kind of person who figured out what's going on.

Her whole extended family (which has always voted Republican) is voting for Obama, and they are voting early.

:applause:
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GardeningGal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 01:18 PM
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1. That must have been a nice surprise for you.
I know there are a few neighbors on my block that I would be shocked if they ever voted for Obama.
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Mme. Defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 01:20 PM
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2. K&R!
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 01:21 PM
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3. Finally
people are starting to vote for their own best interests. All the rhetoric in the world can't change a P&L statement. Republicans are BAD for most businesses!

Good for your neighbors!
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 01:26 PM
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4. I was really happy
Edited on Thu Oct-16-08 01:30 PM by undeterred
because I know she talks to her customers too.

She said she's had to explain Obama's mixed race and Christian religion many times. Then she said - what does it matter? If you listen to him you can tell he's incredibly smart, kind of like Bill Clinton. And the country was doing a lot better under Clinton than it is now.
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 01:58 PM
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11. Oh that is cool
"What does it matter? If you listen to him you can tell he's incredibly smart" - doesn't sound like a republican. I think there is hope for us yet!
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 01:34 PM
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5. Same here in No. VA. They said it was the first time in their life
that they'll vote for a non-repub. Both are worried about the economy, paying for their kids' tuition, and dislike everything about Palin.
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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 01:38 PM
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6. How come we see 3/4 of these stories every day, but not one of Kerry supporters voting McCain?
Me thinks that Obama will win easily.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 01:43 PM
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7. That's great to hear!
It would be nice if you lived in one of those swing states. I would think there's many more like her out there thinking the same thing.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 01:47 PM
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8. I live in Wisconsin, which is a swing state.
McCain is giving up on Wisconsin because that mean guy Obama is spending so much money.
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GDAEx2 Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 01:48 PM
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9. Hoping your in a battleground state
:toast:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 01:50 PM
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10. Today at the dentist, I think I got my Dental Hygienist off the undecided fence
Edited on Thu Oct-16-08 01:51 PM by LynneSin
she said she wasn't sure who she was voting for but the economy was doing horrible. I asked her if she thought change was something who voted lockstep with Bush on all economic matters and she no, that's not going to do, is it?
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-08 02:01 PM
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12. Good for you!
I just can't understand how anyone can be "undecided" at this point. The candidates are complete opposites! All I can figure is the "undecideds" just aren't really paying much attention.
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