Skip to comments.Looking for the 'Other' 30 Percent of American Voters at a [Toby Keith] Concert
Posted on 07/19/2007 6:08:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Wish I Didnt Know Now Toby Keith song (1994)
While most people spent Saturday evening reading or watching television at home, chilling out at the movies or partying with friends, Athanasios Genos (yes, thats his real name) was working.
Marine Cpl. Genos wasnt dodging bullets on combat duty, though its true that he has been in Fallujah, Iraq. Instead he spent his most recent Saturday evening in Bristow, Va., about 35 miles southwest of the nations capital, manning a Marines recruiting table at a Toby Keith concert.
Keith, one of the brightest of stars in the world of country music, drew more than 20,000 fans to the Nissan Pavilion, and Genos, a public affairs specialist in the Marines, joined a handful of other Marines posted just inside the venues gate as thousands of music fans poured in.
The placement of the Marines recruiting tent which included a pull-up bar for those wanting to test their strength and a few tables on which sign-up sheets sat for those seeking information about joining the Marines surely tells you something about the crowd.
While I didnt take a survey of attendees, it was pretty clear that I was surrounded by the Other America, the 30 percent of Americans who still say they approve of the job that President Bush is doing.
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
Thanks for the tip. I do like some of his music too.
When people attack with nastiness, I respond in kind. You’ve been warned. So here goes.
Huh? I read and can comprehend the article, or any other with the exception of Stephen Hawking, which I don’t even think a snarky one like you could. Did you read and comprehend my remarks? I don’t think so. BTW, what’s the point of your condescention? To prove your arrogance? You did that quite well. Dishonesty? You proved that as well. Now, try to pay attention. I’ll go slow.
*I LIKE TOBY KEITH.
*I think Toby is a patriot.
*Because I have an inquiring mind, and since he
is a Democrat, I wonder where he stands on other
*Still like Toby even though he’s a Democrat.
Got it? Good.
I ejoyed watching him watch the Sooners lose at Autzen Stadium. That was entertainment.
I was never nasty, and like I said, my comment was regarding the author and the piece, not Toby Keith, can you comprehend that?
Lighten up and don’t look for things that aren’t there.
It is you that should lighten up. Perhaps you don’t see (comprehend) how you come across. You say you’re not nasty, yet you do it in a condecending way. How is that not nasty?
He’s an old school southern Dem.
I think he’s a Republican that just doesn’t realize it yet. ;-)