Tuesday, August 10, 2004

NPR-All Things Considered

The reactions from DeKalb County are on NPR. For what it's worth, they interviewed 5 people: 4 men and 1 woman. Three of the four men said that they supported him and the third said he would vote for him but somewhat unwillingly. The woman, Laura from Lee, IL, who is an independent, called Keyes a "raving maniac." Via Daily Kos, comes the statistic from SurveyUSA that women are polling for Obama 4-1. Obviously, Kirk Dillard was aware of the potential gender divide when he said:

I'm trying to have women, moderate women, Hispanics and hold my base of Asian Americans," said Dillard, who briefly entertained the idea of seeking the nomination. "[Keyes] might not be the best candidate to do that."

Chicago Tribune, August 9, 2004