|Updated: 9/25/2012 10:01 am
||Published: 9/24/2012 9:59 pm
With all the political commercials, signs and speeches it's no secret: Election Day is near; six weeks and one day away.
There’s no shortage of opinions in Kenny Nipp’s midtown Tulsa neighborhood. Nipp may be the most outspoken person there. A glimpse at his bumper stickers and you can quickly see why.
Those stickers, however, aren't the only thing you notice.
"We need to show the support of whichever candidate we feel can lead the country,” said Nipp.
Political signs in the yard just weren't enough to drive home Nipp's point, so, he made it bigger. Nipp painted a sign supporting President Obama on his roof.
His home is in the glide path of Tulsa International Airport, and sits in a red state: Oklahoma.
"That's the good thing about the United States. We have a freedom of choice and freedom to disagree," said Nipp.
Now, that folks know where he stands, they're talking about it all over the neighborhood.
"His expression is a little over the top, but as far as I’m concerned it's a free country," said neighbor, Ray Garroutte.
"If I wasn't afraid to get on the house I might do something like that myself," said neighbor, Nelson Plummer.
Nationwide, voter apathy has taken hold. Some 73 million Americans are eligible to vote, but aren't registered, according to census figures.
"This is my way of stepping up,” said Nipp.
Nipp said he spent over $200 on the project.
According to city ordinances, Nipp is within his rights. He meets the 45-day rule to have an election sign. That sign, however, must be taken down seven days following the election.
Nipp said the sign will come down the day after. He plans to get a new roof.