The kid, barely old enough to vote it sounded like, asked "Who's that? Independent?" I chuckled, told him to look him up on the web and fired off a parting shot at Obama's liberalism. Still, this is a remarkable example of the volunteer hours available in the Obama camp that they can call Republican primary voters. Or maybe they are taking advantage of the dirty little secret of Obama's success - significant numbers of independent and GOP crossovers cast an "anti-Hillary" vote for Obama in recent primaries.
You may even get lucky enough to get this email in your mailbox:
A PAID POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT BY SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D- ILL)
My fellow Identity-Americans:
As your future President I want to thank my supporters, for their ... well, support.
Your mindless support of me, despite my complete lack of any legislative achievement, my pastor's relations with Louis Farrakhan and Libyan dictator Moamar Quadafi, or my blatantly leftist voting record while I present myself as some sort of bi-partisan agent of change.
I also like how my supporters claim my youthful drug use and criminal behavior somehow qualifies me for the Presidency after 8 years of claiming Bush's youthful drinking disqualifies him. Your hypocrisy is a beacon of hope shining over a sea of political posing.
I would also like to thank the Kennedy's for coming out in support of me. There's a lot of glamor behind the Kennedy name, even though JFK started the Vietnam War, his brother Robert illegally wiretapped Martin Luther King, Jr. and Teddy killed a female employee he was having an extra marital affair with who was pregnant with his child. And I'm not going anywhere near the cousins, both literally and figuratively.
And I'd like to thank Oprah Winfrey for her support. Her love of meaningless empty platitudes will be the force that propels me to the White House.
Americans should vote for me, not because of my lack of experience or achievement, but because I make people feel good. Voting for me causes some white folk to feel relieved of their imagined, racist guilt.
I say things that sound meaningful, but don't really mean anything because Americans are tired of things having meaning. If things have meaning, then that means you have to think about them.
Americans are tired of thinking.
It's time to shut down the brain, and open up the heart.
So when you go to vote in the primaries, remember don't think, just do.
And do it for me.Thank You.
UPDATE: Austin Mayor Will Wynn is supporting the most liberal Senator in the U.S. Senate and is sending robo-calls on Obama's behalf.