But what if you’re a black smoker?

A voter is less likely to back a candidate who is “over the age of 72, a Mormon, twice divorced or a smoker” than a candidate who is black or a woman, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll. That spells good things for Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., but means more work for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who turns 72 in 2008; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is a Mormon; and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who married to his third wife. But where does it leave Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., who is a smoker trying to kick the habit?
Posted by Ross Stewart
NOTE: Ross is another intern who has started in the editorial department. He is a WSU journalism student.