City Paper is not for tourists
Obama may win the District of Columbia with a margin of, like, 82 to 13.
Meaning: It’s no problem walking around town and finding Obama supporters. It’s like air.
A stiffer challenge attaches to finding McCain types out and about. That’s what we did, and here are the results, as narrated by correspondent-in-the-field Franklin Schneider:
Responses to: “Hello, I’m a reporter from the City Paper and I’m looking to talk to a McCain voter.”
*”Good luck with that.”
*”Fuck outta here …”
*”OBAMA!!!” (shouted in my face)
*Stony silence (from a guy carrying a McCain placard)
*Shakes head sadly
Out of 75-100 voters questioned at various polling locations around Northwest, only one would admit to voting McCain. Lonnie, a 47-year old African-American man, didn’t want to give his last name. I asked him why he supported McCain over Obama.
“Every time McCain opens his mouth, a good decision comes out. It’s hard to tell you. In 47 years, I never seen a guy like Obama. Never.”