Government
11:29 pm
Sun August 24, 2008

"Rednecks for Obama" Supporters Go to Denver

Denver, CO – Missouri native Leslie Spencer is in Denver this week as an enthusiastic "redneck" supporter of Barack Obama. The Kansas City-born Spencer stood near lines of anti-McCain and anti-Obama protestors wearing "Rednecks for Obama" gear and holding a sign with the same message.

"I've raised hogs, cattle, chickens, I coon hunt, deer hunted, I hunt rabbits squirrels I'm a true red neck! I've got guns, and I'm not afraid of Obama. And I'm trying to persuade people not to be afraid of the man," Spencer said.

Spencer said he's never gotten involved in anything other than local politics before. He is not part of the Missouri delegation. He and some friends paid for their own travel to Denver.