Democrats Fail to Learn the Lessons of 2004
Jim Geraghty reports:
... The first comment in response [to a post at the The Carpetbagger Report]: "If stupid, white, rednecks are who we want to elect our next President then I guess Clinton has it sewn up but haven’t we had one of those running the country for the past 7 years?"(emphasis added)
Obama's fans are insisting that he can win the presidency without Appalachia - not merely West Virginia and Kentucky, but most of Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, the western part of Virginia, and half of Tennessee. They're left insisting that there's something unique about the white, working class voters in this region, an antipathy to Obama that is not shared by white, working class voters in Michigan, Florida, New Jersey, the upper Midwest and Mountain West.(emphasis added)
I'm now CONVINCED that the Dems are BLOWING their chance to win the White House by throwing Hillary! over for Obama. I don't believe Obama has the appeal in the "Western states" that he believes he has, and I know he can't win the traditional "red" states or middle-America swing states.
Voters don't generally go to the polls for people who hold them in contempt.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Attention Super-Delegates: Obama Cedes Ohio Valley?
Hey, You're Not Supposed to Say That
Rove: Hillary Over McCain; McCain Over Obama
Why North Carolina and Indiana Really Don't Mean That Much ...
Rich Lowry on Hillary the "Social Conservative" [UPDATED]
Why Is It Working-Class Whites That the Media Deems "Racist"
Obama Campaign Seeks to Close Family Gap [UPDATED]
Dems Are Beginning to Believe They Can't Beat John McCain [UPDATED]
Obama Delegate Admits the Obvious: "Bitter" Was Indeed a Big Deal
On Disliking Obama for the Right Reasons
What Obama Really Meant Was "They're Nuts"
Obama Disses Blue Collar Voters Again: Says They "Cling to Guns or Religion" Because They Are "Bitter" [UPDATED]
Obama's Problems in Pennsylvania Mirror His Problems in Ohio
Obama Attributes Support for Reagan by Blue Collar "Reagan Democrats" to "Anger Over Welfare and Affirmative Action" [UPDATED]