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Interviews with Romney supporters at a rally in Defiance, Ohio:

Because these people live in Ohio, their votes were expected to be some of the most important in deciding the election. Scary.

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  1. Richard wrote:

    I have seen the problem and it is them.

    With apologies to Pogo

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 5:53 am | Permalink
  2. il-08 wrote:

    I think we need a new term, low information voters isn’t correct, it should be ‘Fox Information Voters’.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 8:22 am | Permalink
  3. TimInVA wrote:

    Pogo would approve. This IS truly scary. It is a reprise of the interviews done by the same reporter on the DC Mall during the earlier Tea Party rallies. These folks are not quite as “wild” as those who came to DC, but they are just as deeply infected with ignorance and motivated reasoning. The “He’s all three!” answer from the lady with the wild white hair is my top nominee for the Insane but Funny Comments from the Wing Nuts Hall of Fame (It’s even better than the “MORANS” sign from the earlier rallies).

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 8:25 am | Permalink
  4. Nance wrote:

    I think that “Lady He’s All 3″ is a Snopes.com page unto herself.

    I’m from Ohio, but from NE Ohio, apparently the sane part. I feel like I want to go on record and state that no Buddhist Drone Invasions have been spotted here.

    Not that we would notice, though, because only the Defiance Contingent is truly aware.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 8:48 am | Permalink
  5. Mike wrote:

    I particularly liked the cogent responses to the questions about Mitt Romney’s plans.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:00 am | Permalink
  6. just me wrote:

    Oh my… somebody let his meat loaf!

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:01 am | Permalink
  7. Dan wrote:

    I saw a report that 75% of Europeans would vote for Obama. I guess that alone is proof that Europe has a better education system.
    OK, I’m biased, I actually lived in Europe for 9 years.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:14 am | Permalink
  8. Don wrote:

    This makes me sad that we have folks in this country that are so completely out of touch with reality and so damn sure they’re not (out of touch, that is). Ignorance is not bliss, in these cases. It is hatred and intolerance. It would even appear that a number of these folks have attended college (or at least gone to a college campus store to buy sweatshirts). I only remember noticing one fellow that actually appeared to think after questioned as to specifics and he could think of nothing to back up his talking point claim against Obama.

    With all the petitions “flooding” the White House for succession, I think it would be a good idea to slice off maybe Mississippi or Alabama and let all the poor folks who believe as these folks do migrate there as an independent country. Even pay for their move and then set up a tall, strong fence to keep them there. (That’s a joke, folks.)

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:52 am | Permalink
  9. Sammy wrote:

    This is what happens when you get all of our news from one news source (and I count Fox and Limbaugh as one, because their information is identical). When it’s hammered home day in and day out, I think they call that brainwashing. Especially the woman who sees drones following her.

    And of course, the woman who said Obama had a chance to be a “uniter, not a divider” as she and the others ramble on with the most dividing nonsense in any political time in our history.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Permalink
  10. Nance wrote:

    Don (#8)–Defiance is near a ton of colleges, and is a college town itself. I didn’t remember seeing many college shirts other than Ohio State, which you can buy anywhere, even at discount marts and grocery stores. Back before Steve & Barry’s went belly-up in 2009, they were all over the place; lots of people loved that store for low-priced college stuff. Around Ohio, most people support OSU, not just alums.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Permalink
  11. Don wrote:

    Nance, tongue in cheek, my friend, about the attending college, although I’d bet some of them did – attend, that is.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink
  12. brian wrote:

    The woman who says ‘he is all three’ scares me. Please make her go away!!

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Permalink
  13. Reed Elliott wrote:

    Wow. I lived in Ohio for five years and I always thought there was some folks there kicking on half their cylinders. Now it know it.

    My apologies to those in Ohio who aren’t crazy. I know you’re there. But damn – I’m saddened to think that these folks are Americans – from any state!

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Permalink
  14. Iron Knee wrote:

    I don’t think this is about Ohio. I lived in Ohio for three years, and there are no more nut-cases there than anywhere else (and on average probably fewer). The frightening thing for me is that due to our electoral college, close states like Ohio and Florida can determine the result of the election. In that case, the lunatic fringe effectively picks the next president, especially if they are motivated, like these people surely are.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Permalink
  15. Don in Huaco wrote:

    Assuming that most of your readers lean D, I wouldn’t advise being so swift to condemn or ridicule the R voters. There are, I’m sure, plenty of low IQ, low information voters on our side of the election result, too. The D or R designation has no effect on intelligence. There’s plenty ignorance to go around, unfortunately.

    Defiance…pretty depressing place in 1984, when I was there for a project. Everyone I talked to knew family or friends who had moved to Texas for work. I’d make a Texas brag about brain drain from Ohio to Texas, but recent evidence wouldn’t support that.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Permalink
  16. Iron Knee wrote:

    Don, you are absolutely correct that there are low information voters everywhere, and certainly in both parties. But my point still stands — it is scary that this election (and many others) are in the hands of these voters.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Permalink
  17. saintrage wrote:

    I’m with IL-08, we do need another term to refer to these people. I respctfully nomonate dumb asses.

    Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:53 am | Permalink
  18. Scott H wrote:

    OMG that was hilarious. Scary, but hilarious. Scary, that people so ignorant “Ah, doan know. He’s all three.” are actually allowed to vote. Not one of them seemed to be able to back any of the statements they made about Romney or Obama with any facts. It’s not too hard to see where the followers of the Seekers (UFO cult) and Jim Jones came from.

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Permalink