Battle Creek: An Actual Obama Voter

Battle Creek: An Actual Obama Voter

Battle Creek: An Actual Obama Voter

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Feb. 28 2012 8:44 PM

Battle Creek: An Actual Obama Voter

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- While looking for Rick Santorum voters in a part of the state where he should excel -- southwest of Lansing, east of Kalamazoo -- I met my first Michigan primary Democrat. Not a crossover "Operation Hilarity" prankster. A guy who didn't like either party, and voted for Barack Obama in the Democratic race.

"I don't think it matters who we have in there," said Gary Crawford, a retired railroad worker who, in his dotage, had taken a custodial job at a high school her. "The Senate and the House are going to stop whatever the president does."

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.