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Bittergate: the Untold Story Behind the Story that Rocked the Obama Campaign

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mayhill Fowler

Obama's Bittergate remark -- which I broke and which is revisited in David Plouffe's new book -- was and still is one of the biggest stories of that historic presidential run. It is also still one of the least understood. Here's the untold story behind it.

Gun Sales Soar On Obama Victory

NY Times | KIRK JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DENVER -- Sales of handguns, rifles and ammunition have surged in the last week, according to gun store owners around the nation who describe a wave o...

Obama: No Surprise That Hard-Pressed Pennsylvanians Turn Bitter

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Obama tells Californians it's natural that the economically disenfranchised heartland turns to guns, religion, and xenophobia.

Sam Stein

Before Bitter-Gate: What Obama Said Hours Earlier About Guns

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is a quintessential example of political irony. Just hours before Sen. Barack Obama uttered his now famous "bitter" comments, suggesting that sma...

Defining Obama

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Obama is being described as unelectable, as incapable of connecting with working class voters, and as someone who might be uncomfortable with patriotism. Obama is being defined by others. It's time for him to do the defining.

Jason Linkins

'Kansas' Author Frank Debuts With WSJ, Offers View Of 'Bittergate'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici, assessing the new redesign at the Wall Street Journal, notes more than just the changes in aesthetics - there's actually a...

Krugman: Obama Clinging To A Stereotype

NY Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Will Barack Obama's now famous "bitter" quote turn out to have been a big deal politically? Frankly, I have no idea. But here's a different question:...

Obama's "Small Town" Superdelegate Endorsement

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's comments on small towns have not been lost on his campaign. On the heels of picking up three superdelegates yesterday, today they anno...

Harry Reid On Dems Race: It Makes Me Bitter

Politico | Martin Kady II | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

t was one of those typical questions from a reporter gaggle on Capitol Hill: Does Harry Reid think the protracted nomination fight between Barack Obam...

Obama: "Hope And Anger Go Hand And Hand"

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Democratic Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday dismissed a voter's suggestion that when Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called him elitis...

Jon Stewart Mocks Obama "Bitter" Controversy

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart mocked the controversy around Barack Obama's comments about "bitter" people in small town America (first p...

Jason Linkins

Campaign AdWatch: Obama Hits Back At Clinton, Lobbyists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the last episode of Amargura Y Lagrimas, the searing, endless, telenovela of the Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton had gathered a handful of Penn...

Bill Clinton Claims To See Nonexistent "I'm Not Bitter" Signs

Political Radar | Sarah Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former president Bill Clinton's campaign rally this morning at the junior high gym in Corydon, Indiana was a wealth of Hillary Clinton surrogates, amo...

Jason Linkins

Clinton, Obama Surrogates Bring 'Bitter' Battle Battering To Morning Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The war of rhetoric over presidential hopeful Barack Obama's "bitter" comments continued on this morning's news shows, as surrogates and supporters sp...

Clinton: Obama Blaming Voters For His Own Failures

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton appeared before the Alliance For American Manufacturing Forum today in Pittsburgh, and continued to attack Barack Obama for his "small...

Jason Linkins

Campaign AdWatch: Pennsylvania Yells At Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Illinois Senator Barack Obama gave a talk about Pennsylvanians recently and used elitist code words like "cling to" and "bitter" because he's out of t...

Jason Linkins

Clinton Heckled, Obama Cheered Over 'Bitter' Remarks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Clinton and Obama campaigns clearly have one thing in common in the wake of Barack Obama's "bitter" remarks: both sides believe the incident provi...

Bitterness, Bowling & Beer (And Guns)

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Is it important that Obama respect the average American, from big cities to small towns? Of course — but there is more to determining that than just one misbegotten turn of phrase. Like, say, how he bowls.

Jason Linkins

Noteworthy Political Scientist Says Clinton Was For Characterization Of Working-Class Voters Before She Was Against It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Oh, noes! Would it crush anyone's beautiful velveteen pony to learn that Hillary Clinton hasn't always been a duck-hunting, beer-drankin', Senator-Sa...

Clinton Pollster: Obama Comments "Fair Game" For Attack Ads

Election Central | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary chief strategist Geoffrey Garin dramatically raised the stakes in the battle over Barack Obama's comments about small-town America, saying in...

David Brody: Obama Comments No Big Deal

CBN | David Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maybe it's just me, but it seems that people may be making too much of Obama''s "controversial" comments that came out Friday about small town America...

A Small Town Response To Obama's Talking "Off The Bus"

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The media is having a field day over Obama's words. But he lives in Chicago and was talking about sentiments he has heard across the Midwest. I've heard them too. All you have to do is ask.

Sam Stein

Obama 'Small Town' Comments Draw Fire, Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

** UPDATED APRIL 12 WITH RESPONSES FROM MCCAIN, OBAMA, PUNDITS, AND VIDEO OF FUNDRAISER ** Sen. Hillary Clinton drew sharp disagreements with Sen. Ba...