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Obama Calls Small Towns Bitter

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.

President Obama's Entrepreneurial Mindset

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I have not seen much evidence of Obama being in touch with small-town Kentucky, but after reading David Plouffe's new book, The Audacity to Win, I have become convinced that he knows what it takes to run a business.

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.

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.

The Alabama of Pennsylvania Mirrors New Hampshire

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Donahue

It's anybody's guess how the state will shake out a week from today. But listening to voters in Pennsylvania, I'd guess it won't turn on the word "bitter," "gun" or "God."

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...

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...