Monday, January 25, 2010

Elites Departing?

In an otherwise excellent column Michael Barone writes:

"Barack Obama, of Morningside Heights, Cambridge and Hyde Park, still has the support of 'the educated class' -- but not anybody else."

Not quite correct. He still has "the educated class" (as described by David Brooks through Barone) and African Americans. Just before the election of 2008 I observed that his voters were a coalition of PBS and BET viewers. That's still true but a few of those PBS viewers/ NPR listeners have tuned out The Barry Obama Show it seems.

Barone's "Voters Spurn Boob Bait" is a good read on this sunny Monday morn.