|Main Street Democrats Lose Hope in Obama|
|by Tom McGregor||Sun, Nov 4, 2012, 08:02 PM|
In the minds of Democratic Party operatives, they contend that they lost the support of Main Street due to the 'tea party' or so-called crazy right-wing Republicans.
RealClearPolitics reports that, "yet in interview after interview – in Colorado, along Nebraska’s plains, in small Iowa towns or Wisconsin shops, outside closed Ohio steel plants and elsewhere – many Democrats have told me they are furious with the president. Not in a frothing-at-the-mouth or racist way, as many elites suggest. They just have legitimate concerns affecting their lives."
These Main Stream Democrats in seven battleground states voted for Obama in 2008, but they feel disappointed by his broken pledges. They ask, where is bipartisanship? Why is healthcare reform such a mess? Is the US headed in the wrong direction?
According to RealClearPolitics, "their overriding sentiment is uncertainty over where the president is taking the country. They have no idea but get the feeling it isn’t the direction that traditional Democrats want."
They are appalled by Obama’s "class warfare" re-election campaign theme.
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