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46. And yet another article using almost the same words....
Edited on Fri Aug-17-07 12:20 PM by madfloridian
It's a pretty decent article, but this guy is using talking points.

"Andy Smith, director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, said he thinks Obama is consciously targeting his campaign to reach intellectual and highly educated voters. "I think there is a sense that the Clinton organization is stronger in the blue collar sector of the state," he said. "You have to kind to pick battles."

Cherlin said he disagreed with this take on the campaign, adding "it's not about the demographic of the voters; it's about interest and expertise."

Whether the campaign planned to target educated Democratic voters, Obama has gained a lot of support from that demographic. In a recent CNN/WMUR poll, 56 percent of Obama supporters had a college or post-graduate degree. That is compared with U.S. Census data that showed 30 percent of New Hampshire residents hold a college degree.

Smith said that people who have higher degrees or are considered to be in the state's "political elite or social elite," usually have a more idealistic view of politics and "they tend to have a romantic attachment to a campaign." He mentioned former presidential candidates Gary Hart, Howard Dean and former President Bill Clinton as examples.

Smith said that the split amongst blue collar Democrats, who typically live in the Manchester area, and more well-educated Democrats, who tend to live in the Seacoast area, is a common one and the candidate who appeals to the more traditional, working-class kind of Democrat usually fares better in the New Hampshire primary."

This is silly.

And a great picture at the site.

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  -Here they go with the "educated elite" stuff again...using it on Obama just like they did Dean in 04 madfloridian  Aug-16-07 12:18 PM   #0 
  - How is that any different than people using the uneducated that support Hillary?  William769   Aug-16-07 12:27 PM   #1 
  - They are wrong to do that.  madfloridian   Aug-16-07 12:30 PM   #7 
  - I read another take on this  trashcanistanista   Aug-17-07 04:29 PM   #48 
  - and un hip!!  ronnykmarshall   Aug-16-07 01:55 PM   #23 
  - What's wrong with being informed and curious?  Solon   Aug-16-07 12:27 PM   #2 
  - It is quite a hoot to watch them operate  BOSSHOG   Aug-16-07 12:31 PM   #9 
  - Many people mistakenly associate intellectualism with arrogance and snobishness.  Odin2005   Aug-16-07 08:14 PM   #36 
  - Having an education is elitist ???  C_U_L8R   Aug-16-07 12:28 PM   #3 
  - It's not about the candidate, it's about the voters.  jobycom   Aug-16-07 12:33 PM   #11 
     - Yes, both are equally bad.  madfloridian   Aug-16-07 12:35 PM   #14 
     - Oh nailed it perfectly!  Grandrose   Aug-16-07 02:18 PM   #31 
  - I find it rather humorous, I would suggest that the opposite of educated elite  BOSSHOG   Aug-16-07 12:28 PM   #4 
  - Good analysis. It's a double edged sword, too, that they strike both ways with.  jobycom   Aug-16-07 12:29 PM   #5 
  - Yes, it does work against both of them.  madfloridian   Aug-16-07 12:32 PM   #10 
  - "they" are such... monsters!  wyldwolf   Aug-16-07 12:29 PM   #6 
  - This country has always had an anti-intellectual streak.  Brigid   Aug-16-07 12:31 PM   #8 
  - Richard Hofstadter's "Anti-Intellectualism in American Life" is an excellent read on that subject.  AnotherGreenWorld   Aug-16-07 02:26 PM   #32 
  - I keep waiting for the next step: WWJHABW  madfloridian   Aug-16-07 12:34 PM   #12 
  - Im making stickers of that right now.  Rottenmac   Aug-17-07 04:46 AM   #40 
  - It appeals to their uneducated core...  niceypoo   Aug-16-07 12:34 PM   #13 
  - LOL  madfloridian   Aug-16-07 12:35 PM   #15 
  - I rest my case.  William769   Aug-16-07 12:57 PM   #17 
     - Since I agree with you that it was also an insult to Hillary...  madfloridian   Aug-16-07 01:03 PM   #18 
        - Sorry I meant to respond to the person you responded to.  William769   Aug-16-07 01:05 PM   #20 
           - Thanks.  madfloridian   Aug-16-07 01:14 PM   #21 
              - Back atcha.  William769   Aug-16-07 01:16 PM   #22 
  - More proof why siblings shouldnt mate  Cobalt-60   Aug-16-07 02:14 PM   #28 
  - The guy with the rotten teethe and poor hygene...  niceypoo   Aug-18-07 09:31 AM   #58 
  - LOL!!!!  Grandrose   Aug-17-07 08:59 PM   #50 
  - After six years of being led by a member of the UN-educated elite  rocknation   Aug-16-07 12:44 PM   #16 
  - The Gallup analysis is an extremely shoddy piece of work  karynnj   Aug-16-07 01:05 PM   #19 
  - Gallup's analysis should show their own prejudice in their "polling"  loudsue   Aug-17-07 07:24 AM   #43 
     - Here, I don't know (or think) the polling was skewed  karynnj   Aug-17-07 09:36 AM   #44 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-16-07 02:07 PM   #24 
  - How many professors do you know...Greenworld.  madfloridian   Aug-16-07 02:09 PM   #25 
     - I know quite a few. And I am one.  AnotherGreenWorld   Aug-16-07 02:12 PM   #27 
        - Gotcha...  madfloridian   Aug-16-07 02:17 PM   #30 
  - But I thought King George was educated elite with his 'HAVAD MBA' and all?  48percenter   Aug-16-07 02:09 PM   #26 
  - And Bush himself said the "elite" was his "base"  tridim   Aug-16-07 07:58 PM   #35 
  - What the HELL is so bad about education?  AX10   Aug-16-07 02:15 PM   #29 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-16-07 02:26 PM   #33 
  - Oh my, I didn't go through college  killbotfactory   Aug-16-07 02:46 PM   #34 
  - God forbid the unwashed masses ...  Everybody   Aug-16-07 08:41 PM   #37 
  - "the educated don't pick them"....a view from a blogger  madfloridian   Aug-17-07 12:09 AM   #38 
  - How about this...  Rottenmac   Aug-17-07 04:41 AM   #39 
  - Yeah, Bush Went to Yale and Harvard, On Paper  Demeter   Aug-17-07 04:50 AM   #41 
  - Fuck the intelligent! Morans rule!  Dragonbreathp9d   Aug-17-07 06:51 AM   #42 
  - They have no choice  Time for change   Aug-17-07 10:07 AM   #45 
  - And yet another article using almost the same words....  madfloridian   Aug-17-07 12:19 PM   #46 
  - Bill Maher did a bit on the perception of the Elite  tsegat01   Aug-17-07 04:02 PM   #47 
  - Look where ignorance and stupidity has gotten the country  Spinzonner   Aug-17-07 08:58 PM   #49 
  - This article says educated supporters will actually hurt him.  madfloridian   Aug-17-07 10:37 PM   #51 
  - What a ridiculous claim.  Katzenkavalier   Aug-17-07 10:39 PM   #52 
     - It's stupid, but they did it to us in 04.  madfloridian   Aug-17-07 10:42 PM   #53 
        - These are the same people who made "liberal" a dirty word  tsegat01   Aug-18-07 04:32 AM   #55 
  - The "educated" actually vote...  zulchzulu   Aug-17-07 10:42 PM   #54 
  - lol  democratsin08   Aug-18-07 08:09 AM   #56 
  - I guess this actually means that those who support R's are  rasputin1952   Aug-18-07 08:49 AM   #57 
  - Am I misreading this, or is this a concrete illustration  LWolf   Aug-18-07 12:55 PM   #59 
  - Put down the educated by use of the word "elite"...  madfloridian   Aug-18-07 04:11 PM   #61 
  - The same tactic used against Adlai Stevenson  goodgd_yall   Aug-18-07 03:53 PM   #60 
  - Every time one of the so-called elitist candidates lose  Nedsdag   Aug-18-07 04:45 PM   #62 
  - Aww...  madfloridian   Aug-18-07 09:12 PM   #63 

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