Wednesday, October 29, 2008
THAT SOUTHERN THING
The 2008 election has messed with the conventional wisdom on race and American politics. The photo above, taken in Martinsville, Indiana, a longtime stronghold of the KKK, is a sign of how the times are a' changing. At least some white voters, who have a distaste for African Americans, who don't live or work near them, and who romanticize the old Confederacy will nonetheless be pulling the lever for the first time for a black candidate.
For at least some voters, interest trumps identity.
H/t to Rustbelt reader Bryant for this one.