I was just reading this msnbc story about Obama camp volunteers and staffers meeting racist sentiment on the campaign trail. It’s pretty depressing. The only really redeeming thing is the reminder that through it all, the polls don’t lie (in this case) and there are plenty of people out there willing and eager to vote for him. The piece notes that…
“Obama has won five of 12 primaries in which black voters made up less than 10 percent of the electorate, and caucuses in states such as Idaho and Wyoming that are overwhelmingly white. But exit polls show he has struggled to attract white voters who didn’t attend college and earn less than $50,000 a year.”
Tonight he got trounced in West Virginia and I can’t help that it was more racially determined than any other measurement of difference between Obama and Clinton. Of course McCain only got 1% of the vote in the state back in February so maybe they’ve gotten so used to being inconsequential they just choked.
I return to that Obama statistic “…exit polls show he has struggled to attract white voters who didn’t attend college and earn less than $50,000 a year” though; It has me sitting here now thinking to myself… how about a little ‘viral’ campaign ad for Obama.
It might go something like this…
The Polling statistics say Obama has a hard time winning the votes of white voters who haven’t attended college and earn less than $50,000 a year. We all know politicians will do anything for votes. Think about this for a moment and you might realize that should he win this year he has a big incentive to get people into college and jobs that pay more than $50,000 to insure himself reelection. And the people who appeal to these voters over Obama… well they have incentive to keep people poor and away from opportunities to further their education.
Ahh, logic – what a flexible thing.