Welcome to the state of Missouri. This is quite literally the middle of America. And since 1956, the people here have always voted for the man who ended up being president.
Tony Wiesman is the proud owner of several guns. He likes to hunt and fish. This retired policeman calls himself a redneck. With his best friend Les, he started Rednecks for Obama. Their goal is to tell rural america that Obama is OK.
But even these two enthusiastic supporters realise that their neighbours may not be ready yet for a black president. Against the odds, Tony and Les have decided to campaign actively for Obama.
A few kilometers away, on the legendary Route 66, the Elbow Inn is a well-known stop for bikers. Although many here don’t like to talk politics, most have one thing in common with McCain : they were in the military and fought in a war. Although none of them support Barack Obama, they say it is not because he is black.