Man. What a drag. Obama was closing on Clinton in Penn, had kept a +5 lead for the last 5 days. It looked like after next week, we can get past this Dem in fighting. Well, forget that..

You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.

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

well, true or not, and in politics, truth matters little, this is horrible. I think the ‘cling’ and then connecting guns and religion is a massive gaff. He is going to be, and has been, attacked from all sides on this. This took 11 days to come to light, so I wonder who was holding on to this, but it doesn’t matter, this will play in the press just like the wright issue.

He is suppose to talk about it tonight. This should be interesting. But basically, you can now see Clinton taking Penn at or near 10%. Ug.. 6+ more weeks of this. 🙁