At the end of Eli Saslow’s fine piece on Democratic voters in Lima, Ohio in today’s Washington Post, there’s this from one woman on Barack Obama:
I mean, don’t get me wrong. He’s all right. If he gets the nomination, well, we’re going to have to vote for him and get behind him because we’re Democrats above anything else. But I just don’t like the preaching that he’s doing. He sounds like an old Bible-thumper to me. I like being talked to. I don’t like being yelled at.
For all the talk, from friend and foe alike, on Obama’s oratory, it’s clearly not everybody’s cup of tea. Those not acculturated to Protestant preaching styles–call them Catholics and Jews–may be less susceptible than others.