"I grew up in a very conservative community. I grew up
with John Ashcroft and his brother Bob. My first
election in 1960, I voted for John Kennedy while I was
going to a Baptist all-girls school, but I could think
for myself. I now live in a very conservative
community. Eighty percent of my friends are not
Democrat. But I still think for myself.
"Hilary has always cared about kids. She worked for
the Children's Defense Fund when she came out of
college, and back when she was the first lady of
Arkansas education was her number one priority and
that's number one for me. That's my major reason for
supporting her. "I've heard her talk about her family's faith and that faith is important in her own life, but she doesn't demand that everyone else follow her messages and is willing to say that.
"I think Hilary scares some people. I've heard people
say they could 'tolerate' Obama more than Hillary --
because of Bill's infidelity and moral scandals.
People here are hung up on the sex issue. It's a
religious issue. To some it's worse than war and
capital punishment, things that have hurt far more
people than anything Bill Clinton ever did."