posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:29 PM
reply to post by Andrew E. Wiggin
His statement rings as elitist for the reason I mention. It can easily be viewed as quite condescending and dismissive of the small town voters and
their views on religion and firearm ownership. The 'elitist' label is basically a way of labeling him as out of touch with rural values.
As far as the ban itself is concerned, Obama may have some problems on that as well:
These are two separate incidents, the first a response from Obama during a debate, the second from a campaign aide. Certainly, the Obama
supporters will rally to his side, claiming that his explanations are the end of the issue. But is it?
Again, perception is everything in politics. The question is whether or not the McCain camp can capitalize on these statements and successfully
foster the perception that Obama did in fact believe the ban was constitutional at one time and has now switched positions for political expediency.
He certainly isn't helped by his own party, either, which isn't particularly popular among gun rights advocates, to say the least. His constant
mention of 'common sense' gun laws won't help him, either. Gun owners, paranoid bunch that they've become thanks to the gun-grabbers, will
hear GUN LAWS and that's it.
[edit on 26-6-2008 by vor78]