By Susan Daniels for the almighty Slate
Bloggers are debating Barack Obama's "bitter" words and wondering about Texan polygamists.
Bitter business: Barack Obama struggled to explain himself this weekend after comments he made about small-town Pennsylvania voters ignited a flap promptly dubbed "Bittergate." (See the original Huffington Post item here.) At issue is Obama's comment that when faced with economic hardship, small-town Americans "get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
Hillary Clinton and McCain immediately responded, with Clinton calling the comments "elitist," "demeaning," and "out of touch."
15 April 2008