McLaughlin says he has spoken to a number of people in his county who supported the president in 2008 but have reservations ahead of the 2012 race.
One such person is Rev. Bobby Young, who is the senior pastor at Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines.
Young says he has never really had a party affiliation and that a candidate has to "strike a chord" in him to win his vote. He explains one of those issues.
"I see some things that probably most politicians don't see, because I deal with stuff at a grassroots level. We are creating an underclass in this country, and I don't like what they're doing and how they're doing it," says Young.Young's grievances include, among others, bedrock social issues and bank bailouts: He thinks federal lawmakers need to address drug use and gun violence in impoverished communities and says the bailout money the government handed banks could have been channeled into government contracts to minorities for federal construction projects. King and McLaughlin both reference Obama's controversial decision
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