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Obama's Bain Attacks Could (Will) Backfire
town hall ^ | 5/27/2012 | Michael Barone

Posted on 05/28/2012 3:43:27 AM PDT by tobyhill

The ham-handed Barack Obama campaign attack ads on Mitt Romney's former firm Bain Capital have drawn a lot of ire from other Democrats.

And not just because they were sloppily fact-checked (the ads hit Romney for layoffs long after he left Bain) and because a leading Obama money bundler is a Bain executive himself.

Chiming in with various degrees of disapproval were Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker ("nauseating"), former Rep. Harold Ford, Obama car czar Steven Rattner, Sen. Mark Warner and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.

There are other signs of unease among Democratic elites. Obama contributions from Silicon Valley and Wall Street have failed to match 2008 numbers.

But what about the voters? Will the Bain ads help Obama? Or could there be some Bain backlash at the polls?

Start with the fact that class warfare themes have less appeal than some people think. The last Democrat elected president on a class warfare platform was Harry Truman in 1948.

One reason is that affluent voters are turned off by demonization of the successful. Back in Truman's day, affluent voters outside the South voted Republican by huge percentages. There just weren't enough of them to elect Thomas Dewey.

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1 posted on 05/28/2012 3:43:33 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

The truth of it I don’t know but I was told that Dewey had it won till God intervened.

All the polls had Dewey way ahead and everyone believed he would win.

Om election day a fierce blizzard hit the northeastern part of the US, Deweys stronghold. Everyone assumed Dewey would win, so they stayed at home.

In the end Truman won.

As much as I hate Rotteney I hate obama more, i will not stand by and let obama win. Obama is going to try and steal this election

2 posted on 05/28/2012 3:59:47 AM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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