Everything I’ve been saying all along about the under-educated white rube vote (which has been steadily disputed by the conservative trolls on HE talkback) is confirmed and then some in this just-released AP-Yahoo poll.
“Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks — many calling them ‘lazy, ‘violent,’ responsible for their own troubles.
“The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004 — about two and one-half percentage points.”
To repeat: “Barack Obama is facing a brick white-attitude wall. An under-educated, lower-middle-class mule-like obstinacy that has become a kind of folk legend at this point. An obstinacy that refuses to roll with the idea of a president with a permanent tan. The salt-of-the-earth bubbas and Walmart Moms are, it would seem, going to refuse to listen and dig their heels in no matter what. That is the reality, sad to say. And about as tragic as it gets.”
“It would be a disgrace and a humiliation if Barack Obama does not win,” Woody Allen told Spanish journalists at the 56th San Sebastian film festival a day and a half ago.
“It would be a very, very terrible thing for the United States in many, many ways. Obama is “so much better” than John McCain, and “represents a huge step upward from (the) incompetence and misjudgement” of the Bush administration. It would be a terrible thing if the American public was not moved to vote for him, that they actually preferred more of the same.”