Axelrod: Democrats Don't Win Working Class Whites
by Andre Walker, Wed Apr 23, 2008 at 09:18:01 AM EDT
Fresh off the smackdown laid upon them in Pennsylvania by Sen. Clinton yesterday, the Obama campaign's chief strategist David Axelrod talked with National Public Radio in which he had the following to say about the drubbing Obama took at the hands of white working class voters:
"The white working class has gone to the Republican nominee for many elections, going back even to the Clinton years. This is not new that Democratic candidates don't rely solely on those votes."
Click here to listen to the entire Axelrod interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep.
Just a little commentary here...
...I was always under the impression that Democrats were the Party of America's working families.
That's why we support America's labor community and that's why we support policies that benefit American's working families such as raising the minimum wage, passing the Family Medical & Leave Act, and expanding access to college.
But, according to the gospel of Axelrod, we can't count on America's working families in November...
...If that's what Barack and his campaign is cookin', then it stinks.