10.05.2008

You Decide - Who's the Elitist?

Love this graphic, pretty much sums it up. Time for the Obama campaign to start fighting back.

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8 comments:

Keli October 5, 2008 at 2:27 PM  

You already know...

Cindy got Anheuser Busch money...that's why middle class to them, is not the same as middle class to us.

RiPPa October 5, 2008 at 5:45 PM  

Looks like the Obama's need to stop being cheap and spend summa dat campaign millions.

T October 6, 2008 at 7:04 AM  

I love this graphic! GO OBAMA!!!

Tasha October 6, 2008 at 8:45 AM  

This graphic speaks volumes. Go O!

The Breaking Point October 7, 2008 at 2:52 PM  

To be fair, the Obama's live in a mansion in an exclusive Chicago neighborhood, so, while they aren't as elite as the McCain's, they are by no means average.

brightstarr October 7, 2008 at 10:12 PM  

The point is that the McCain campaign is trying to paint Obama as the "elite" candidate who cannot connect to "small-town middle America" when McCain himself has hundreds of millions of dollars (mostly by marriage). Obama has worked for every dollar he has (and let's face it, with he could be much more wealthy had he chosen a different career path). Let us note that Cindy inherited that beer money. There's a difference.

I've never heard Obama condemn McCain for his success, but for some reason they speak of his education as though it's a negative, that amazes me.

And for what Obama paid for his mansion in Chicago - you'd have a very average home here in the DC area. So I guess it depends on the lens you are looking through.

The Breaking Point October 8, 2008 at 5:13 PM  

To my way of thinking, both candidates are elite, housing prices notwthstanding.

Actually, McCain has attempted to characterise Obama as elitist, which I don't think he is. That I can say that, though, goes to the privilege I enjoy as a member of the educated upper middle-class. Most Americans are neither educted nor upper middle-class, and if I had to guess, I'd say the majority of them either can't or simply don't care to make the distinction.

So, here's where we seem to be netting out, particularly where white, uneducated voters are concerned: Barack Obama is an elitist. McCain, on the other hand? Well, he deserves a dozen cars and eight or so homes, because he's white. To them he can never be elitist, whereas Obama is necessarily an uppity Negro.

That aside, good luck to anyone on passing Obama off as anything other than elite when he lives in a mansion, has a J.D. from Harvard, is a sitting U.S. senator, and has a wife with a J.D. from Harvard who earns upwards of $700,000 a year.

brightstarr October 8, 2008 at 10:02 PM  

Great points. I'll admit. I guess elite isn't the worst thing he can be called. I'll take it.

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