Hillbilly Firewall for Hillary Clinton

By Scott Finn 

In the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, does Hillary Clinton have a “hillbilly firewall”? That’s the question being raised by former Charleston Daily Mail reporter Chris Stirewalt, who now is political editor of the Washington Examiner, a commuter newspaper in Washington, D.C. 

Stirewalt says he’s taken some heat for using the word hillbilly, and for insinuating that the Clintons are playing the race card to beat Senator Barack Obama in mostly-white Appalachian states. But is there some truth to what he’s saying?…Read rest of the story

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One Comment on “Hillbilly Firewall for Hillary Clinton”

  1. Jeff M. Says:

    I don’t think every story needs to have both sides equally portrayed, but you could say a little more than you did here to support Barack. The fact that their policy and backgrounds were more similar than differnent was buried under quotes from other people. Barack is closer to the people. Barack worked as a community organizer. If Barack isn’t chosen in West Virginia, it has little to do with him and a lot to do with the fabrications of Clintons and the nature of West Virgina.


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