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Does Obama Need the Rural, Working Class Vote?

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Does Obama Need the Rural, Working Class Vote?

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Does Obama Need the Rural, Working Class Vote?

Does Obama Need the Rural, Working Class Vote?

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In our new online series, "Political Positions," Dr. Ron Walters argues that Sen. Barack Obama — who has faced challenges in appealing to white, working class voters — doesn't really need that demographic in order to win the White House.

News & Notes Web producer Geoffrey Bennett talks with NPR's Tony Cox about that and the week's other hot topics on our blog.