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This working class vote won't go to him

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Submitted by SteveS (United States), May 2, 2008 at 11:55

Me and my working class friends will not be voting for Obama just like we didn't vote for Kerry.

The liberal elite, who does not have to worry about filling up their gas tank or putting food on their table, has made their number one issue 'political change'. So is it any wonder that Obama's campaign has been about political change rather than economic change? He's playing to his base, which is the liberal elite. He doesn't speak for us, the working class. We are not going to vote for him. Some of us plan to stay home, some of us plan to switch to McCain.

I do wonder how relevant we are anymore though. Winning the working class was always important for the Dems, but now about 60% of all jobs in America are white collar, not blue collar. And if he makes up the difference with the youth vote and new votes, I can realistically see that he might not need us anymore. It is a different era than when McGovern ran.

I do truly believe that only the Clintons speak for the working class, but since the Democratic party is abandoning them, there is no one left to speak for the working class anymore.

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