Working Americans come in all colors
by Jerome Armstrong, Thu May 08, 2008 at 06:37:19 AM EDT
Reading through the comments, it's pretty amazing to consider what the Obama supporters are saying about Clinton. Let's refresh on what she said: "Clinton cited an Associated Press article "that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."
Now, when Barack Obama made his claim about the "typical white person", it didn't mean anything, he was just talking generalities; and the same thing with Clinton here, but even less so [but a 'gaffe' in the same manner]. Clinton clarifies that she's talking about working Americans that Obama is not doing well with, which are typically white, and she's "ugly and divisive"? This is a lame stretch. In fact, had she had not clarified it to say "white Americans" it wouldn't have been a true claim, because Obama is doing very well among black working Americans.
Jay Cost has a blog post showing how Obama's percentage among black voters has been increasing, as a trend, with each contest:
And has his percentage among white voters been decreasing, as a trend, with each contest as well?