Mitt Romney Wealth, Religion Prove Lasting Concerns For Southern Whites

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    Sep 15, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    "LYNCHBURG, Va., Sept 11 (Reuters) - Sheryl Harris, a voluble 52-year-old with a Virginia drawl, voted twice for George W. Bush. Raised Baptist, she is convinced -- despite all evidence to the contrary -- that President Barack Obama, a practicing Christian, is Muslim.

    So in this year's presidential election, will she support Mitt Romney? Not a chance.

    "Romney's going to help the upper class," said Harris, who earns $28,000 a year as activities director of a Lynchburg senior center. "He doesn't know everyday people, except maybe the person who cleans his house."

    She'll vote for Obama, she said: "At least he wasn't brought up filthy rich."

    White lower- and middle-income voters such as Harris are wild cards in this vituperative presidential campaign. With only a sliver of the electorate in play nationwide, they could be a deciding factor in two southern swing states, Virginia and North Carolina."

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    Sep 15, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    I don't know why she thinks Romney does not know everyday people. Just today, Romney showed how connected he is with regular Americans by noting that the average middle class salary is $250,000/year.

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    Sep 15, 2012 5:09 PM GMT
    This is going to be the nail in Romney's coffin. Working class and poor whites could relate to Bush's (fake) folksiness. Mittens doesn't have that going for him and the more they see of him, the less they like him.
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    Sep 15, 2012 5:54 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidThis is going to be the nail in Romney's coffin. Working class and poor whites could relate to Bush's (fake) folksiness. Mittens doesn't have that going for him and the more they see of him, the less they like him.


    On the flip side, in Texas it is virtually a sin to be white and vote democratic. The republican in Texas who does not like Romney will still vote for him because if they dont they are sinning.