by Cathy Ruse
December 19, 2012
The election was 6 weeks ago, but Obama voters like to keep their yard signs up and bumper stickers stuck. Enough already.
Last week I was driving behind a car with a bumper stick that read: “Older White Catholic Woman for Obama.” I thought it was a joke, until I pulled up and got a look at the driver. Spectacles, snow-white bob, slight scowl on face — this lady was not joking.
Older white women did vote for Obama, in droves. But younger white people favored Romney by a 13-point spread. White women under 30 favored Romney over Obama, too. That hasn’t been a favorite post-election soundbite.
Imagine a bumper sticker that read: “Younger White Catholic Woman for Romney.” Wouldn’t I be called a racist?