For Obama, Elitist Image Helps and Hurts

Matt Lewis
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Posted: May 06, 2008 2:20 PM

Just in time for North Carolina and Indiana, Obama is trying to move away from his elitist image.  

This is a tough task for a guy who famously asked:  “Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula? ..."

... Of course, Obama has been helped -- as well as hurt -- by his elitist image.  Kurt Andersen argues that an out-of-touch media might just identify with Obama precisely because he, too, is out of touch.

Live by the elitist sword, die by the elitist sword ...