Thursday, May 08, 2008

White Votes Count More

Why does Hillary think it's OK to act like African Americans votes don't count?

"I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on," she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article "that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."

"There's a pattern emerging here," she said.

As Josh Marshall writes:
But creeping in the shadows of these conversations about how Democrats can no longer manage to win the white vote and are only saved from political oblivion by running up big margins among African-Americans is a little disguised assumption that African-American votes are somehow second-rate.

I don't think there's any getting around that.

Kos has more.
Turns out she wasn't even basing her numbers on the primary results! Instead she used an old poll.

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