I’m surprised that Obama had a huge win in Nebraska. Trying to help, I called a dozen Nebraska voters to urge them to caucus for Barack, and the typical response was, “Ain’t he that colored guy?”
That doesn’t seem good.
To be fair, not one of them was mean about it. Apparently that’s just standard terminology in certain parts of the state. Several, in fact, said, “Oh, yeah, I’m definitely voting for the colored guy.”
I also called a dozen people in Washington, but it turned out most of them were Republicans. (I guess you can switch parties on the day of the election in Washington, and the Obama camp was covering their bases.) They were positive toward Obama, but only one said she was planning to switch to Democratic and go for Obama. Still, I figured the highly educated big cities in Washington would probably go for Obama in a big way, and they did. (People without a college degree are more likely to vote for Hillary.)
I’m starting to get cautiously optimistic about this election.