This is the kind of thing that will drive you crazy. Obama is not being evaluated on his positions or his message, he's being evaluated on race, lapel pins and media-fed perceptions of "elitism". Anybody else see a key factor in that poll that shows the less education you have, the more likely you are to vote for Clinton or McCain? I mean, how else can you explain some of the bone-headed reasons these Indianans gave for fearing Obama? Author Harlan Ellison called this the "reign of the yahoos", where just-plain-folks flaunt their perceived superiority over those egg-headed, out-of-touch educated types. That's what we're seeing here, I think: people who don't know what they're talking about, displaying their own form of proletariat elitism. I haven't even gotten to the racism attendant upon comments like, "...'President Obama.' I just don't think that sounds American." I've been reading more and more stories like these. Until now I was convinced that American voters were coming to their senses and were beginning to base their voting decisions on something other than fear, false patriotism and jingoism. Looks like I might have to revisit that opinion.