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View Poll Results: Which of these best represents ordinary Americans?
Walmart 16 32.65%
country music 0 0%
John Deere 2 4.08%
small town diners 16 32.65%
pickup trucks 7 14.29%
white picket fences 8 16.33%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-16-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Which of these best represents the lives of ordinary Americans, as opposed to the liberal elite?
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:24 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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i think Wal-Mart definitely represents ordinary Americans. Its where those of us average folks who cannot afford gourmet organic markets or the fancy stores selling the most hip, urbane, sophisticated, trendy clothing shop and save money. Wal-Mart also represents the success of capitalism and how an ordinary person like Sam Walton can make it big and leave a legacy.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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None of them as America is constantly evolving. I like small town diners, I have a picket fence in front of my house and I can 4wheel with the best of them. I was in 4H for 13 years, and did rodeo for 5 of those years. I'm also college educated, enjoy wine, sushi and gourmet coffee and shop organic as much as possible.


Not everyone follows stereotypes.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I first thought Walmart, but I just couldn't bring myself to accept that the bastion of blandness was representative of average Americans. So I voted pickup truck. After all one can always trick out his/her pickup truck.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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I don't know anyone in the DC area where I live that likes any of these things in the poll.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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i think Wal-Mart definitely represents ordinary Americans. Its where those of us average folks who cannot afford gourmet organic markets or the fancy stores selling the most hip, urbane, sophisticated, trendy clothing shop and save money. Wal-Mart also represents the success of capitalism and how an ordinary person like Sam Walton can make it big and leave a legacy.

Sam Walton left a legacy of selling exclusively American made goods instead of foreign merchandise whenever they were available.

His heirs have turned Sam's dream into the world's largest Chinese import mart to feed their greed, and the American made goods are no longer available because cheap is the only thing they care about.

I quit going in WalMart on July 24, 2002 and haven't missed them a bit.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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Sam Walton left a legacy of selling exclusively American made goods instead of foreign merchandise whenever they were available.

His heirs have turned Sam's dream into the world's largest Chinese import mart to feed their greed, and the American made goods are no longer available because cheap is the only thing they care about.

I quit going in WalMart on July 24, 2002 and haven't missed them a bit.
What happened on July 24. 2002?
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Which of these best represents the lives of ordinary Americans, as opposed to the liberal elite?
I love the logic here...If I don't ride a tractor and shop at Walmart I am part of the liberal elite.

Your choices represent things common to rural America. I guess you agree with Palin in that there are two Americas and somehow you live in the real one.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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Tom Lennox, what is your definition of liberal elite? If it's strictly people who buy organic & shop at upscale shops, you may want to rethink your view.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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none of the above would be my first choice on both your polls.

I don't shop at walmart or target
I like all music including country, but not any music exclusively (with the exception of 60's oldies)
I don't drive a tractor and never lived on a farm (but i lived in kansas for a while)
I rarely eat out and don't like panera bread or exotic asian restaurants
I use to have a american pickup truck (replaced by a american station wagon) , but have never owned a Volvo
I don't drink coffee
I had a white wooden picket fence but now have a taller fence (i have irish wolfhounds)
I've been to Whole Foods & Trader Joes, but didn't find much there I liked

So for those from both polls, I'd have to pick the picket fence.

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