As Barack Obama continues his focus on states that usually vote Republican in presidential elections, word comes that he may campaign at a NASCAR event. Why? Well, to paraphrase a supposed Willy Sutton line that he robbed banks because that’s where the money is, if Obama needs white working-class voters in the fall, there are few better places to find them than at a NASCAR event.
Roll Call has the news, but it’s behind their subscription wall. Briefly, they quote Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki as saying a campaign appearance was a possibility but no dates or firm confirmations were offered. “We would love to make it to a NASCAR race if the schedule permits,” she said.
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