Saturday, April 12, 2008

Now what, Hillary defending small town America?

As the battle for the democratic nomination wears on, hypocrisy knows no limits. Having toured Pennsylvania (due to vote on 22 April), Obama commented on the bitterness there, resulting from years of economic decline, saying:

"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Neither Hillary nor McCain were late to pounce on these remarks, accusing Obama for being elitist. I somehow find it difficult to believe that Hillary, jetting around earning millions of dollars over the last years, privately nurtures a deeper understanding for these voters. By simply dismissing Obama as being condescending she also missed out on what could have been an important debate on how unevenly America has tackled globalization and what to do about it in the future.

2 Comments:

Blogger //M said...

Hear hear!

12:17 pm  
Anonymous larsgt said...

Yo!

Didn't know you where camping over in the colonies. How long are you staying there? Good thing we have stalkerbook to keep track of people :D

Cheers, Lars

12:07 am  

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