Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Cracker Constituency

Many people have been talking about how Bill Clinton has been praising Palin lately and refusing to talk badly about McCain. Clinton is still doing exactly that on Larry King, but here is a line that may have gotten lost in all that is going on:(emphasis mine)

Clinton told King he would be hitting the campaign trail for Obama in Florida, to Ohio, to northeast Pennsylvania, and Nevada “at a minimum" in October, “after the Jewish holidays” are over.

"Are you kind of feeling Jewish that you're waiting until after the Jewish holidays?" asked King."No. But I think it would be — if we're trying to win in Florida, it may be that — you know, they think that because of who I am and where my political base has traditionally been, they may want me to go sort of hustle up what Lawton Chiles used to call the 'cracker vote' there.

The cracker vote? Excuse me? Who says that??? Did he really say that the Obama people (keeping in mind this is a black candidate) wants Clinton to go to Florida to ensure the cracker vote?

You have to know that only Clinton could get away with this.