How To Lose ‘The Hick Vote’
Posted on 10.17.11 by Danny Glover @ 5:55 pm

Politicians who say “I’m going for the hick vote” significantly lower their chances of getting it.

Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who fancies herself an “elite hick,” made that mistake last week on the LeftAhead podcast, Politico reports. Here’s what she told her interviewer, who also touted his redneck roots in Oklahoma and West Virginia:

I’m going for the hick vote here, I just want you to know. Maybe we could start wearing stickers that say ‘Hicks for Elizabeth’ – could we do that?

Warren undoubtedly is an elite and may well be an elite hick. But that’s a fer piece (as we hicks say) from “enlightened redneck.” True hicks and rednecks don’t have to tell people that’s what they are. They live it. I have yet to see it in Warren.


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