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By prospect   November 2008

What ever happened to soccer moms?

Barack Obama looked poised to win the presidential election as Prospect went to press. But there were still some doubts about the great man—especially about his appeal among so-called “downscale Democrats,” less euphemistically known as the credit-crunched Hillary-supporting poor. The fear was that the “elitist” tag had stuck, just as a windsurfing habit crippled John Kerry in 2004. It didn’t help that Obama seemed to appeal so strongly to the right-wing rich. Christopher Buckley, author of Thank You For Smoking and son of conservative grandee William F Buckley Jr, recently came out for him.…

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