Democrat Barack Obama on Saturday conceded that comments he made about bitter working class voters who "cling to guns or religion" were ill chosen, as he tried to stem a burst of complaints that he is condescending.Howie P.S.: As I told a friend, I liked Obama's comments, but I'm not in play. The friend said the comments would be used by the Republicans. He's right. And they'll be using Hillary's attacks on him, too. I do think Bayh's criticism is valid. And I often disagree with him.
"I didn't say it as well as I should have," he said.
"We do have economic hard times, and that does lead to a frustration and some justifiable anger, it's true," Bayh told reporters after introducing Clinton in Indianapolis. "But I think you're on dangerous ground when you morph that into suggesting that people's cultural values whether it's religion or hunting and fishing or concern about trade are premised solely upon those kinds of anxieties and don't have a legitimate foundation independent of that."