« Home | An Obama presidency: Winners & Losers » | His real name is Paul Hewson? » | Terrorism check » | Political roasting » | Early voting Baracks! » | Happy Rape Day! » | What then? » | Inside the belly of the beast » | Is this a group of undecided voters or an oil pain... » | Suck it, Michelangelo! »

The Rain effect

All week I've heard talk of the "Bradley effect" affecting Barack Obama's campaign. The Bradley effect, to those unaware, is the belief that when asked, white voters will say they're voting for a non-white candidate, but in reality will vote against him/her. However, last Tuesday, Barack Obama held a rally in Chester, Pennsylvania with approximately 9,000 supporters "despite freezing rain and driving winds."

Let me tell you something, white people hate rain a thousand times more than black people. Are you kidding me? It's not even close! Soppy sweaters? Sodden shoes? Soaked socks? Soused shirts? If white people showed up in the rain to see Obama, they're damn sure going to vote for him.