"It kind of rhymes with Osama," said one supporter. A McCain backer
said, "The country is not going to elect a Muslim." When it was pointed
out that Obama's a Christian, the player said, "He converted." Really?
"Positive." (He didn't.)
Fans of the 42nd
president. Nearly all her supporters—and, since the respondents were wealthy
males, which isn't exactly her base, there weren't many—said they were backing
her because of their respect for her husband.
? Did we mention
"I want Billary in there," said her sole NHL backer. Said an NBA
player, " Bill Clinton was the best president we ever had, and I'm sure
he'll still be calling most of the shots if Hillary is elected."
? Health care
"We need a national health care program, and she can get it done," said
a baseball player. (One NBA player, however, preferred Obama's plan and even
backed a tax hike to fund it.)
"The Clintons had their time," said an NBA Obama backer.
? Her gender
"The country is not going to elect a woman," said one baseball player,
"especially when she cries on TV."