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Old 10-20-2008, 02:53 PM
 
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I was driving around town earlier today into residential areas. There is something very strange that I noticed about Presidential Election Campaign Signs. Every house that had a McCain/Palin sign in front of it was one of the most run down houses on the street. These were not the homes of financially well off people. The houses with the Obama/Biden yard signs were well kept and you could tell that those families were financially successful enough to take excellent care of their homes.

I honestly don't know why on earth people who can't even afford to paint their homes or replace broken garage windows would vote against their own best interests. It's just not logical for lower income people to support someone who simply doesn't give a crap about them.

Has anyone else noticed this? I think it's so bizarre...
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The average home price where we live is over $700K (in Texas, that's a lot) and you see predominantly McCain signs.

In the smaller/less expensive neighborhoods, you see more of the Obama signs.

So maybe it's just where you live.
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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The average home price where we live is over $700K (in Texas, that's a lot) and you see predominantly McCain signs.

In the smaller/less expensive neighborhoods, you see more of the Obama signs.

So maybe it's just where you live.
I live in Maine.
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:57 PM
 
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I was driving around town earlier today into residential areas. There is something very strange that I noticed about Presidential Election Campaign Signs. Every house that had a McCain/Palin sign in front of it was one of the most run down houses on the street. These were not the homes of financially well off people. The houses with the Obama/Biden yard signs were well kept and you could tell that those families were financially successful enough to take excellent care of their homes.

I honestly don't know why on earth people who can't even afford to paint their homes or replace broken garage windows would vote against their own best interests. It's just not logical for lower income people to support someone who simply doesn't give a crap about them.

Has anyone else noticed this? I think it's so bizarre...
It could be that those lower income folks have enough pride that they don't want obama's welfare handouts.
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Here
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I was driving around town earlier today into residential areas. There is something very strange that I noticed about Presidential Election Campaign Signs. Every house that had a McCain/Palin sign in front of it was one of the most run down houses on the street. These were not the homes of financially well off people. The houses with the Obama/Biden yard signs were well kept and you could tell that those families were financially successful enough to take excellent care of their homes.

I honestly don't know why on earth people who can't even afford to paint their homes or replace broken garage windows would vote against their own best interests. It's just not logical for lower income people to support someone who simply doesn't give a crap about them.

Has anyone else noticed this? I think it's so bizarre...
Riiiight. I hope you're being sarcastic.
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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People in my neighborhood probably scratch their heads when they see the Obama/Biden sign in the yard and the diesel truck in the driveway coupled with the fact that during any given December one of more deer can be seen hanging from the Ash tree on the corner. Did I mention the #88 flag?
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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I have seen signs for both candidates on like style homes in my state - does not seem to be much of a difference.

The one thing I HAVE noticed that makes me upset is the amount of vandalism of signs in my state... this goes on both sides. Signs have been stolen, defaced, property of sign owners vandalized... the worst was last night, an Obama sign was set aflame the sign was on PRIVATE property... So basically a home and family could have been burned to the ground.

I clearly have no love for McCain or Palin, but I think anyone guilty of these actions on either side should be sent to Alaska so Ms. Palin can authorize aerial shooting of them....
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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I was driving around town earlier today into residential areas. There is something very strange that I noticed about Presidential Election Campaign Signs. Every house that had a McCain/Palin sign in front of it was one of the most run down houses on the street. These were not the homes of financially well off people. The houses with the Obama/Biden yard signs were well kept and you could tell that those families were financially successful enough to take excellent care of their homes.

I honestly don't know why on earth people who can't even afford to paint their homes or replace broken garage windows would vote against their own best interests. It's just not logical for lower income people to support someone who simply doesn't give a crap about them.

Has anyone else noticed this? I think it's so bizarre...
Funny, because I see just the opposite in my neighborhood.
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The two Obama signs I've seen in my town were in front of an A-A church annex and what looked very much like a crackhouse downtown.

McCain signs are in front of all sorts of residences, including my well-kept manufactured home. Common sense knows no housing type. Your argument is ridiculous and, sadly, elitist.
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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It could be that those lower income folks have enough pride that they don't want obama's welfare handouts.
I think it's just that they don't pay close enough attention or listen to people who are clueless.
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