Amid all the controversy about Barack Obamaâ€™s pastor, the Washington Post reported this week that white men are now the crucial swing constituency in the Democratic primary. Blue-collar white males helped give Hillary Clinton the edge in the Ohio primary earlier this month, and could do so again in the Pennsylvania primary April 22. And unlike in states such as Wisconsin that Obama won, working-class white men in Ohio said that race was a factor in how they voted, according to polls. Is the timing of this controversy or Geraldine Ferraroâ€™s remarks merely coincidental?
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