November 4th, 2008 | Uncategorized

Obama land: “Not every vote is Obama’s”

By Isaac Arnsdorf

CHICAGO, 5:36 p.m. – Even in Obama’s state, in Obama’s city, in Obama’s neighborhood, in Obama’s polling precinct, not every vote is Obama’s.

Tiffany Grimes said, as an African-American native of Chicago’s South Side, she’s inspired that a black man could come so close to the presidency.

“It means a lot to my race to see how far we’ve come,” she said.

But that wasn’t enough to make her vote for him.

While her friends and family are all rooting for Obama, Grimes said she and her husband ultimately decided his platform just didn’t consist with their beliefs.

She said so quietly, not wanting to be overheard ’round these parts.