|This article appears in the May 2, 2008 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Axelrod: Obama Doesn't Need
The Working Class
Following Barack Obama's defeat in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary April 22, National Public Radio interviewed Obama's chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod on April 25, about Hillary Clinton's advantage with working class voters. Axelrod responded, "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."
Perhaps Axelrod has forgotten that ignoring the white working class vote, is a major reason why we've had the string of Republican Presidents we've had.
ABC News reported former President Bill Clinton's reaction to Axelrod, as he campaigned for Hillary among voters in North Carolina: "Today her opponent's campaign strategist said, 'well, we don't really need these working class people to win, half the time they vote for Republicans anyways.' And I will tell you something: America needs you to win, and therefore Hillary wants your support."