"White America" Voting for McCain

The New York Observer came down the other week for John McCain's FIU Rally. Remember that? They ran into a woman named America Blanca, which we don't have to tell most of you is Spanish for "White America."

“I don’t believe these polls,” said America Blanca, a 44-year-old small business owner from Miami who wore a red dress and was visibly pumped up by the rally. “Not one of them. Because it’s the kids answering the polls on the computers. Their parents are not home and they are answering and they will not be voting. I think if he is losing, it is only by a little spread. Very little.” She held the tip of her pointer finger about two inches from the tip of her thumb.

Asked if her business made more than $250,000 a year, the cap under which Obama has proposed cutting taxes, she said it did. Told about Obama’s proposal, she answered, “I don’t give a shit. I will never vote for a black man.”

Someone please tell me I read the article wrong, and this is some sort of high-minded, New York liberal satire, because I so want to believe it is. I just don't want to accept, on so many levels, that this lady actually exists.

--Kyle Munzenrieder


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