Rendell: Race Factor Could Hurt Obama
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Ed Rendell, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's most visible supporters, said some white Pennsylvanians are likely to vote against her rival Barack Obama because he is black.
"You've got conservative whites here, and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate," Rendell told the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in remarks that appeared in Tuesday's paper.
So, what do you think? Is Ed Rendell just expressing a low opinion of a portion of his constituency, or is he trying to play the race card for Hillary? Rendell being the partisan hack he is, neither would surprise me. Will his plan backfire and cause liberal "white guilt" to shame voters into voting for Obama? Time will tell.