This should win over that bitter, clinging vote in small-town America. Bill Clinton told Larry King that he’s willing to do some campaigning for Democrats in battleground states like Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. In fact, he thinks that the Obama campaign has chosen him wisely for his ability to attract … crackers:
“You know, they think that because of who I am and where my politic[al] base has traditionally been, they may want me to go sort of hustle up what Lawton Chiles used to call the ‘cracker vote’ there.”
After Barack Obama managed to alienate suburban and rural voters with his recorded remarks on Billionaires Row in San Francisco about small-town voters bitterly clinging to their guns and God, some of us called that incident Crackerquiddick. That got some mild criticism for using what some see as a racist term as a label for what Obama meant as a class argument. Apparently, though, the Obama campaign and the Democrats don’t have a problem referring to white voters in the South and in the Rust Belt with that racially-tinged pejorative name.
We warned Obama about having Bill on his side as a campaigner. Look what he did for the seemingly-invincible Hillary Clinton in the primaries — and that was his wife. This once again makes Democrats snobs and elitists, and this time it’s the other big party leader.