Sunday, April 13, 2008

Obama and small town America

Since last week, there's been some almost comical buzz from McCain and Clinton about Obama's remarks concerning Americans in small towns who are bitter about government and how find solace in religion and hunting. The critique being floated now is that Obama is both condescending and elitist. Campaign politics being what it is, I suppose this sort of thing is inevitable, but just to supply a more nuanced perspective on what Obama thinks about all this I thought I'd share a clip o an interview he did with Charlie Rose four years ago just before he was sworn into office. Notice the consistency in his position, but also notice the empathy....a far cry from condescension and elitism.


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