We have made some lighthearted attempts at representing the issues of this campaign in terms of Midwestern values and “redneck” attitudes. These are complex and intensely emotional issues, and everyone is affected by this campaign. We are very sensitive to that, and we try to engage our readers in a healthy debate, whether that be through humor, satire, wit, or analysis. We cannot beat, however, the true words from the folks who make this campaign come alive. I want to share a video, thanks to the folks at rednecks4obama.com, that I think represents some of the sentiment that comes out of the Midwestern voter. Granted, not all Midwestern voters feel the same, but I think that this is a powerful testament to the authenticity of the rural voter and their relationship with Barack Obama:
One of my main hopes for this campaign is that it might be conducted with civility. Vote for who you like, campaign for who you like. and like who you like, but don’t engage in the hostility that is brewing in the dark corners of this debate. Leave it alone, and give us your opinion based on how you feel or how you interpret the issues.
Kudos to these guys for providing an authentic perspective in the growing distortion of public politics.
And power to the Rednecks 4 Obama.