iowa

I called the Freese Family Farm tonight and talked to my mother. Three things she said:

1. Talking about a family wedding taking place in Chicago this weekend: “I asked [person] to make sure [other side] knows we are not city people. We are not fancy-pantsy. We are plain country people. That’s what we are.”

2. “I was just watching CNN. I’ve been watching it so much I don’t know what I’m going to watch when this is all done.”

3. “Hey, is Dad voting for Obama?”
“Heavens, yes. We are an Obama family. I can hardly even stand to look at that McCain.”

Author: jeremy

I am the Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

3 thoughts on “iowa”

  1. My dad and my uncle both said that “if they voted” they would vote for Obama. Neither of them are registered because FL used to select jurors from voter rolls so in order to avoid service neither of them ever registered. Why is it a big deal they’d vote for Obama? Well they’re both rather racist and pretty much right of center on everything else. If they’d be will to vote Obama I think it’s a sign of things to come.

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  2. My latest political discussion with my Mom, the “never voting for anyone but a Republican”

    Me: “All political reasons aside, I would never vote for McCain because it would be like voting for you Mom. You 2 are the same age and last month you forgot to tell me my brother was in the hospital after a motorcycle accident because you thought you had already called me.”

    Mom:”I think I might be offended”

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