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  •  No, I think the issue is, that you shouldnt (0+ / 0-)

    paint with a broad brush. Working class white voters in KY and WV might not vote for Obama, but it's seems clear those in OR will. And as kos shows, so will voters in other states that are predominantly white. Is racism a factor? Perhaps, it's certainly a bigger issue in Appalachia than in the Western states. More people cited race as a factor in those states than do those out west, I believe.  But the media, can only say that Obama doesnt do well among white working class voters, rather than seeing the nuance.  

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