Who’s the Elitist?
The Republicans and John McCain have been trying very hard to call Obama an “elitist”, a “snob” and thereby out of touch with the “common” man. As a good friend of mine would say, “that’s malarkey politics”.
McCain uses the fact that Obama went to Harvard; speaks in multi syllable words as tho “lecturing”; appeals to the “Starbuck and arugula crowd” and was President of the Harvard Law Review.
My answer to the Senator is simple.
How more “elitist” is Obama achieving entry into Harvard by his own fortitude, drive and “will” than having a Naval Academy appointment because your father and grandfather were Admirals?
Those appointments are usually given to those who have “political” clout and pull.
How more “elitist” is Obama’s background than George Bush going to Yale because his father went to Yale?
I’m sure the entrance board was more impressed with Bush’s background and his “whose who” than his High School scholastic scores.
Obama did very well at Harvard on his own with hard work and determination while those who did have the “elitist” pull and tie, McCain and Bush, squandered their opportunity to excel.
It might be in that “squandered opportunity”, McCain was ranked 894th out 899 mid-shipman and Bush ranked in the lower 20th percentile, that we see some envy and thereby the hostility