POLITICS
04/22/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton: Obama Blaming Voters For His Own Failures

Hillary Clinton appeared before the Alliance For American Manufacturing Forum today in Pittsburgh, and continued to attack Barack Obama for his "small town" comments first posted on the Huffington Post.

Clinton hit Obama for saying voters are bitter over their economic situation, suggesting that Obama was projecting his own political failings onto voters:

"I am well aware that at a fundraiser in San Francisco, he said some things that many people in Pennsylvania and beyond Pennsylvania have found offensive. He was explaining to a small group of his donors what people who live in small towns right here in Pennsylvania are like and why some of you aren't voting for him. But instead of looking at himself, he blamed them.

"He said that they cling to religion and guns and dislike people who are different from them. Well, I don't believe that. I believe that people don't cling to religion, they value their faith. You don't cling to guns, you enjoy hunting or collecting or sport shooting.

"I don't think he really gets it that people are looking for a president who stands up for you and not looks down on you.

When Clinton raised the issue, some in the crowd responded with jeers and shouts of "noo!" Watch video of that exchange here.