The Audacity of Dopes: The Handbags And The Gladrags That Your Grandad Had To Sweat So You Could Buy.
Watching Chris Matthews' post-debate analysis, I was struck by how unconvinced he was by Obama's ability to connect with working-class Americans - mainly because he was the only one on stage that bothered to mount such an attempt. Anyway, at one point, Matthews was telling some Obama flack that he thought the candidate needed to do better at reaching out to "working-class people from Scranton." But that's RIDICULOUS. I've been watching this documentary series about working-class Scrantonites on teevee for a few years, and if you ask me, they really seem like a bunch of venal dumbasses.