Sat 1 Nov, 2008
Tags: Barack Obama, Presidential election
Barack Obama appeared for an interview on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show on Wednesday night, and I thought the following exchange about the Bradley effect was particularly funny.
The polls have you up, but then they keep talking about this Bradley effect. This idea that white voters, when they go to the polls, they’ll tell pollsters they’re going to vote for an African-American, but they won’t actually do it.
They’ve been saying that for a while, but we’re still here. I don’t think white voters have gotten this memo about the Bradley effect.
Your mother is from Kansas, she’s a white woman. … Are you concerned that you may go into the voting booth and your white half will all of a sudden decide, “I can’t do this”?
It’s a problem. I’ve been going through therapy to make sure that I vote properly on the 4th.
The interview can be seen here, and the exchange above begins at 4:45.