Adrienne Urban is a faithful EFM reader, so we were thrilled to see her show up at Romney rallies with her family. The Philly article begins:
Like many Americans, Adrienne Urban has little room for error in her household budget, and the average price of a gallon of regular gas has spiked 39 cents over the last 10 days in Michigan, to $3.69.
“It’s horrible,” said Urban, who was attending a rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney here Monday. She faulted the White House for blocking the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas, and for what she sees as environmental policies that discourage drilling. “I think President Obama wants to undermine our country,” she said.
and then continues:
Urban, 45, who home-schools her two boys, is a staunch abortion opponent, and she and her husband tithe 10 percent of their income to their conservative Presbyterian church. She would seem to be a perfect fit for Santorum, who is identified with conservative causes.
But she’s with Romney, believing he would do a better job managing the economy and slashing federal spending. The level of debt worries her.
“It’s been a hard decision, made with a lot of prayer,” Urban said. She called Santorum “a little crass” in his often hard-edged advocacy and thinks he might not be able to beat Obama. “You can say something that’s true,” she said, “but when you alienate people, you can’t get the job done.”
Also, she showed up — with the cute kids — in the New York Times! Way to go, Urban family!