Obama begins to adjust; Goes on Fox
But Dem Strategist says "the problem with the Democratic Party is that they don't understand"
By Soren Dayton Posted in 2008 | Barack Obama | blososphere | Democrats | FOX News Sunday | Mudcat Saunders — Comments (4) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Yesterday, I wrote about Barack Obama's chief strategist saying that they don't need working class voters. John Edwards' strategist Mudcat Saunders told Sam Stein at HuffPo, regarding bitter/cling-gate:
Historically, [Axelrod's point] is pretty accurate. But it is also historically accurate that the Democrats have never gone after them.
See, the thing is that the Dems "have never gone after them" because they really do look down on their voters, and that ends up cutting both ways.
I think there are an awful lot of smart people who believe in rural stereotypes. But the problem with the Democratic Party is that they don't understand...that a lot of these big city people who have stereotyped us, we have also stereotyped them. Therein lies the problem. See, that's what happened Barack Obama said that, he played into our stereotype about the big city.
It may be that Obama understands his problem and is reacting, in spite of what his strategist says. You see, he is going on Fox. And Chris Wallace explains it as Obama's strategists "realiz[ing] they need to reach working-class moderate and even conservative Democrats."
It is already driving the nutroots crazy. I think that Saunders might tell them that "they don't understand".