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Clinton Supporters Unsure About Obama

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email

He could be one of Hillary Clinton's biggest supporters in the mountains.

We caught up with the Pike County 12-year-old and his mom to ask who they want in the White House now.

He can't vote for another six years, but Dalton Hatfield has no regrets about selling his bike and video games to donate money to the Hillary Clinton campaign. He was disappointed she didn't become Barack Obama's pick for V-P.

"I believe that if he would have chose her as vice president I believe that he could have won very easily. I think it's a tight race now," says Dalton.

The Belfry sixth grader talks politics with mom - a lot.

"The T-V is on MSNBC or CNN or FOX, all the time," says Vicki Hatfield.

Dalton's ideas are similar to many other Clinton supporters, who political analysts say will have the most influence in Kentucky this fall. Right now the Hatfields are leaning towards John McCain.

Dalton says, "He has a lot more experience than Senator Obama."

The Hatfields think Sarah Palin adds appeal to the GOP ticket.

Vicki Hatfield says, "I like her. She is assertive; I think she knows what she wants."

"She's more qualified to be the vice president than Barack Obama is to be president," Dalton adds.

Vicki Hatfield says Clinton's speech at the Democratic convention convinced her to vote for Obama, but the feeling didn't last.

"There's something about Obama that I'm just not sure about. When you meet people sometimes and you think, 'I don't know, there's something about him,' ... and I don't know," Hatfield explains.

Vicki Hatfield adds she still could vote either way.

Hillary Clinton thanked Dalton Hatfield for his support when she visited Prestonsburg in May.
Dalton says she called him back three weeks ago to ask him about school, and there was no mention of the presidential race.


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