Obama explains why small towns in the midwest don't like him
By Brandozilla Posted in 2008 | Obamafiles | Spotlight Blogs — Comments (142) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Promoted by Adam C because elitism is hard to hide for 9 months of campaigning...
Barack Obama, in an attempt to explain the small town resentment towards him, had this to say:
You go into 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.
Yes, you heard him right; Small town Midwesterners believe in God, the 2nd Amendment and border security because they don't have jobs.