Michael Steele seems to be reaching into the mothballs for an attack line against Barack Obama — he’s dredging up Obama’s gaffe from the Spring of 2008 about people in small towns being “bitter” at their economic fortunes.
The Washington Times reports that Steele has sent an RNC mailer attacking Obama for saying in Europe that U.S. foreign policy had shown “an absence of wisdom,” then linking this back to how Obama “indicated disdain for small town and working Americans who ‘cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them.'”
The problem here, as Greg Sargent points out, is that the “bitter” comments were almost exactly a year ago. Furthermore, I should also add that although Obama lost the Pennsylvania primary — which probably would have happened even without the gaffe — six months later he not only won the presidential election, but took Pennsylvania by a 55%-44% landslide against John McCain.
To put it simply: This dog don’t hunt.