We know that working class white voters are having trouble coming around to Obama. We also seem to know that the reason comes down to the fact that Obama is an unfamiliar figure to those voters. He isn't like them, and isn't like their neighbors. And then here's Bill Clinton saying the same thing, seemingly reinforcing a negative frame.

Except that what Bill Clinton is really doing is acting as a role model for those voters. He hadn't met Obama until recently he says. All he know was that Hillary, who he trusts, thought the guy was really capable, and so he checked him out. He did, and he was impressed too.

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