Comments Obama made privately about small-town voters at a fund raiser in San Francisco last Sunday, have Democrats running for cover, Hillary delighted and McCain more hopeful.
Democratic strategist Kirsten Powers said, "It comes off very badly. They are things that I think in a liberal world sound totally normal, and outside of that world I don’t know that he appreciates how it sounds. And it just sounds very elitist, and it sounds like he’s looking down on people.”
A Hannity & Colmes panel here dissects the Obama flub about how small-town voters are bitter and "cling to religion or guns or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment".
Previewed the in Hannity & Colmes video clip, Hillary seizes the moment with, “I was taken aback by the demeaning remarks Senator Obama made about people in small-town America. Senator Obama’s remarks are elitist and they’re out of touch. Americans who believe in the Second Amendment believe it’s a Constitutional right. Americans who believe in God believe it’s a matter of personal faith. Americans who believe in protecting good American jobs believe it’s a matter of the American dream. People embrace faith not because they are materially poor but because they are spiritually rich.”