My mother is 90 years old. She was born and raised Idaho and eastern Washington. She probably never saw an African American until she moved to Portland in her late teens. But she is part of the 27% who wouldn’t vote for an African American. Her parents and grandparents were born in Sweden and her grandmother refused to learn English. My mother watches Fox News but she could not even watch FOX while Michelle Obama was speaking.
Just an observation. It’s not just blacks, she feels the same way about Jews and Hispanics. It’s all about demographics – this will probably be her last election and it will be the last election for many that have her world view.
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