“I said, ‘I never had that problem [of equal pay],’” said Ralls, a heavily made-up blonde in a white peasant blouse and peace-sign earrings. “If anything, the reason I was discriminated against was because I was white.”
Before her second husband died of a heart attack, for which Ralls received a malpractice settlement, she got pregnant for the fourth time. With three young kids, the timing wasn’t right. She got an abortion, but at the clinic, she was shocked and irritated by all the “slutty people” she saw, who didn’t seem to be taking the procedure seriously.
Ralls doesn’t think about politics much — she doesn’t think it affects her. “Oh, but you know, here’s something,” she said. Her 23-year-old son was just about to age out of her health insurance when Obama’s health-care reform extended the time she could keep him covered, she recalled. “That was a good thing,” she said. Plus, her boyfriend says Romney’s an idiot, “and he’s pretty smart.” Ralls is pretty sure she’ll vote for Obama.
…and our politicians have to court this voter.
(Source: The Atlantic)