Oh, bummer!

January 15, 2008 at 12:28 pm (1)

From The Guardian:

In what seems to have been another misjudged remark, Obama’s wife, Michelle, campaigning for him in South Carolina, also brought up race. Addressing African-Americans sceptical about his ability to win, she said Iowa, which is predominantly white, voted for Obama. “Ain’t no black people in Iowa,” she said.

The language could alienate some white voters and the comment is also wrong: there are 75,000 African-Americans in Iowa.

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