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Campaign Manager:
Obama Doesn't Need the Working Class

April 25, 2008 (EIRNS)—Following the defeat for Barack Obama in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, National Public Radio interviewed Obama's chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, 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 the ignoring of that white working class, those whom Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) has called the Reagan Democrats, is a major reason why we've had the string of Republican presidents we've had.

ABC News reported Bill Clinton's reaction, 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."