Thursday, September 11, 2008

Democrats are worried

This piece in The Politico today is a good summary of their worry concerning Obama and the state of the race.

See especially this quote:

“The [Obama] campaign is beginning to look like other campaigns,” said a former top strategist for past Democratic presidential campaigns, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “Obama is struggling with working-class whites just like John Kerry, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Michael Dukakis did, and Walter Mondale. He’s struggling with voters in the border-state South. And he’s struggling with an enormous wind at his back, a hatred for George Bush and a mainstream media that is little short of a chorus for his campaign.”

It's looking that way to me, too. Who'd have thunk it!
And remember that, yes, Bill Clinton was one Democrat who achieved victory--but he was a Southerner from Arkansas, good at putting on the good-ole-boy act, and thus far more adept at clicking with working-class whites than Obama will ever be.

Note how this un-named Democratic strategist admits how liberal the news media is, too.