Southerners Still View Obama as ‘Exotic’

I’m not naming any names, but one senator got up from a Southern state and said, ‘Well, you’ve got to understand that to my people down here, Obama seems like’ — he thought for a second and he said — ‘like he’s exotic.’

— Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), quoted by the Des Moines Register, describing how one senator suggested his constituents still couldn’t identify with President Obama.