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Professor of Politics: Tours to Rural America May Affect President's Message

October 17, 2011

Category: Faculty, History & Politics


EDITOR'S NOTE: Associate Professor of Political Science and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer is frequently featured by local radio and television stations regarding top stories in politics. ;BitzerBy Kay Johnson, WBTV.com ;

Hundreds of people waited in line outside of West Wilkes High School Sunday in hopes of getting a ticket to see President Obama.

Some folks say they stood for 8 hours just to make sure they'd get in.

"It's hard to believe he would come to Wilkes County," James Wells said.

It is the same county where only 31 percent of folks voted for Obama in 2008. But Wells said party lines didn't matter today - saying he thinks everyone is an Independent at the moment and calling it a once in a lifetime experience.

The president plans to stop at the school Monday as part of his three day American Jobs Act bus tour.
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