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Jackie Hammond

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Hidden Wound: Understanding Working Class Votes

(3) Comments | Posted May 30, 2008 | 1:42 PM

The writing of W.J. Cash jangles and clashes against contemporary sensibilities, but reading Cash provides important keys to understanding why Barack Obama cannot connect with white voters in the South, in Appalachia, and in other areas where "working class" whites live. And the fault is not Obama's. Or his...

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Jim Webb On Winning Over Working Class Whites

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2008 | 9:05 PM

On May 21, on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) talked about his own Scots-Irish roots and why members of this group may be resistant to Barack Obama.

Webb says their reluctance to support Obama has nothing to do with racism; rather, it is rooted in...

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