Monroe, Lousiana Resident: "I'm voting for Hillary!"

I recently befriended a woman from Nacogdoches, Texas. Her ex-husband lives in Monroe, Louisiana. My friend describes her ex-husband as a "hick" and "country boy". Her ex-husband is a Republican that once hated Bill and Hillary Clinton with a passion. She had been wanting to ask him whom he was planning to vote. She finally asked him and he paused and said, "I'm voting for Hillary". She nearly fell out her chair and chocked on water she was drinking. She asked, "Why? You hate the Clintons". He said, "Hillary's a good woman and she cares about 'us'. She has the experience needed to get us out of this mess Bush put us in." She asked, "What about McCain?" He said, "He's too old and too pro-war." He added, "I just can't vote for Obama. He's only been in the Senate for a few years. He doesn't have the experience needed to solve America's problems".

Hillary's changing minds one by one. This story gives me hope that Hillary is 44.

Tags: Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Lousiana, Monroe (all tags)

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Re: Monroe, Lousiana Resident:

I once had a major case in Monroe involving a chemical plant explosion.  It isn't exactly Hillary country, to say the least.  Heck, a savvy observer can tell that just from hearing how "Monroe" is pronounced down there.

I've found it fascinating during this primary to chat with non-Democrats who like Hillary and Obama and suss out their reasons why.

by Steve M 2008-01-31 07:33AM | 0 recs
Monroe, Shreveport, Ruston...

I've been through northern Louisiana a few times in my life, and Hillary country it ain't.  That surprises me, especially considering how conservative it is.  But then again, who would guess that Arkansas would turn out Bill Clinton?

by ejintx 2008-01-31 07:37AM | 0 recs

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