Poll fever: Former PMB resident ’high-fiving’

2012-11-08 00:00

FORMER Pietermaritzburg resident Arlene Spinola Kasselman, now living in Texas, said it appeared the election season would never end.

“The campaigning, negative attacks via TV commercials and political pundits posturing for hours on end have about made cynics out of most of us,” she said.

Kasselman said Texas was a Republican state, mostly politically and religiously conservative. “The sentiment is largely anti-Obama. However, we are very supportive of the president and have held onto our Democrat affiliation in the midst of fear-driven anti-Obama rhetoric.”

She described Obama as a “gracious, inspiring, hope-inducing leader who has achieved great things for America”.

“Many in this part of the country think his re-election is the worst news ever, while we are high-fiving and doing the happy dance!”

She said Michelle Obama was a bridge-builder.

“She is intelligent, engaging, warm, gracious and consensus-building. I think women are motivated by her and, even across party lines she manages to include versus polarise. I am so thankful he [Obama] has another four years to complete what he started.”

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