Saturday, April 12, 2008

Obama Feels The Heat

Obama concedes remarks about bitter working class voters who "cling to guns or religion" were "ill chosen:"

"I didn't say it as well as I should have," he said.
Obama is still out of touch -- it's not how he said it, it's what he said:
You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.

And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
The main stream media, still suffering from its admitted case of Obamamania, downplays the story. The Washington Post, for example, buried the Obama out of touch story on page 4.

Here's a good video report on the story which was broadcast yesterday on NBC:

I posted my thoughts on Obama not getting small town America here.

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