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Why Obama turned Florida Blue
Friday, November 21, 2008

Yes, I am taking personal responsibility for Barack Obama's success in the Sunshine State, and here's why:

When I was getting ready to drive through Florida, on the way to Georgia, for part of my recent book tour I told my daughter I'd agree to let her put an Obama bumper sticker on my pickup truck. (She, like millions of other young Americans, was energized by Obama, and she worked several hours for the campaign.) Anyway, I said to her, "A big, bald guy driving a white utility truck with an Obama sticker on it will cause people to think. It'll rattle their brains a little."
A Prius? Predictable. A full-size, white F-150? Hardly. So we put it on the left-hand side of the rear window.

The night before I was to leave, a friend came over to visit and remarked on the discordance created in his brain by seeing the Obama sticker on the pickup truck.

"You know what would mess with peoples' minds even more?" he asked.

"What?" I asked.

"Wait till tomorrow. I'm not gonna say."

I awoke the next day to find this on the opposite side of the rear window:

And so I made my way through Florida, a gun-lovin' Obama man ... confounding both Democrats and Republicans alike!

Can't you hear all those heads being scratched?


Blogger Kathy Grey said...

I love this story. I'm just trying to figure out who the NRA friend was!

My computer at home died. Probably a good thing for you.

November 24, 2008 at 5:14 PM  

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