Racists for Obama, cont'd This is obviously one of the most fascinating story lines of the election, and as I reported, it has some empirical support. It also produces such great anecdotes that it runs the risk of getting overstated. With that caveat, an Obama backer in Tampa e-mails this anecdote from canvassing: My wife and I did some canvasing for Obama this weekend here in Tampa, Florida. We're both white and in our mid to late twenties. We were assigned to a mixed-income diverse neighborhood in South Tampa. First house we went to had a group of white, late 20 something males who answered the door. Tattoos, wife beaters, cigarettes, etc. Nice enough guys though and told us they were voting for Obama. They said they were voting for him because they thought we needed change and because he seemed like he'd get stuff done. Then, one of them asked us if we knew what Change stood for? He proceeded to tell us that it meant, "Come Help A N***er Get Elected." He still said he was planning on voting for him though. Got to love America.