Voting on accents
Virginia's incoming governor, Robert F. McDonnell (R), has little in common with his two Democratic predecessors, but like Timothy M. Kaine and Mark Warner, he heads to the Executive Mansion sounding more like a Yankee than his recent opponent -- a seemingly trivial fact that might reveal an evolving pattern in Virginia politics: Can a decidedly Southern way of speaking create a handicap for candidates trying to win a statewide office? Read the full article.
The question is, for politicians in general, are accents a bad thing?
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