This recent exchange took place last week as the Democratic contest grew more tense. Obama was in San Francisco, explaining to big donors why working class voters were proving harder for him to win over.
“It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
– Barack Obama, April 6, 2008
“The people of faith I know don’t ‘cling’ to religion because they’re bitter. People embrace faith not because they are materially poor, but because they are spiritually rich.”
– Hillary Clinton April 11, 2008