Skip to comments.Four years later, some Iowa Democrats have mixed feelings about Obama
Posted on 01/02/2012 8:03:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) -- Daniel Bradshaw, a young barber at Platinum Kutz in central Des Moines, hovers over a customer's half-trimmed head, clippers in hand, talking about the good old days of 2008.
"Yeah, I was all for Obama. He was the man!" proclaimed Bradshaw, 32, whose friends call him "Mr. Puerto Rico" and whose colleagues sometimes refer to him as "Mr. Steal-Your-Client." As he brushed the hair clippings off his apron, he goes on: "I even got to meet him, once. He was all that."
Or so he thought.
Bradshaw, like many of his fellow Democrats, feels let down. The promise, the hope, the dream of the first black president has stalled in the reality of a stubborn economy, two wars and a Congress engaged in full-contact politics.
So this time around, come Election Day 2012, a frustrated Bradshaw says he might not vote at all. He's done with all of it.
"After all this, I just don't trust the government anymore. They're just playin' with people. What have they really done? Nothing, as far as I can see. I'm not going to vote at all this year. My wife, either, I've convinced her not to vote," lamented Bradshaw as he edged the hairline of his customer...
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Stupid people shouldn’t vote...
But, most of them have figured that out, already. Takes away from X-Box time.
Everyone is worthy of voting, but many are misguided.
Witness the Obama electorate, The Ron Paul electorate..
Obama did target the Xbox, internet nation.
Gin and juice..
No offense to you. But who wants to live in central Iowa? Same thing with North Dakota and they had a low unemployment before the oil boom.
Was that from 1984? It’s been a while...
I was reminded of “Soma” from Brave New World I read back in the day.
North Dakota and Central Iowa are not the same. Des Moines, Ames and their suburbs are not a bad place to raise a family. It’s not all farming, as a matter of fact, there are no farms left in Polk County, where Des Moines is located. It’s an insurance and financial services center.
Yes, “stubborn” economy. I just love how democraps and their pals in the media act as if they have not been in charge of the economy for the past 3 years.
Well, Andrea Mitchell has explained to us that Iowa Democrats are “too white” and are therefore unrepresentative.