Thank you, citizens of Man

…for making West Virginians look like idiots once again.

WV Public Radio reported this morning that Hillary Clinton has a 28% lead over Barack Obama heading into the primary, and they went to Man to get the “man on the street” opinion on the candidates. Some excerpts:

One fellow said he couldn’t vote for Hillary because that would put a woman over him, and “women cannot usurp authority over men.” Welcome to the 19th Century!

A woman said she couldn’t vote for Obama because of his middle name, “Barack Hussein Obama.” She said it just like she’d heard it repeated on talk radio.

One fellow reported that he was voting for Obama because he really wanted McCain to win, and he thought that Obama can’t beat McCain but Hillary can. Why does he want McCain to win? Because he’ll keep the troops in Iraq and that’s “good for coal. The price of coal went up after we invaded Iraq.” IOW, he’s all for killing more Americans if it keeps the price of coal up.

Only one person said on tape that he couldn’t vote for a black man, but the reporter said that several said off-tape that race was a big issue. They’d take a white woman over a black man. Unless you’re a religious fundamentalist, and then you have to vote Republican.

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