Who said this? Was it Pat Buchanan? Was it Ralph Reed? Ann Coulter, maybe?
None of the above – try potential Democratic presidential candidate Mark Warner from Virginia, (registration required for the link), expressing the condescending attitude he has encountered from the blue states. Warner has made his mark in Virginia as a moderate, willing to take on traditional big government programs. An excerpt:
Warner — who is thought to have presidential potential because of his bipartisan accomplishments as a governor in the South — said that his party’s positioning on social issues had left rural and small-town voters with a “sense of some Democrats’ belittling their lives, their culture and their values.” He said he experienced that sentiment during a trip to California, where he felt that some people were condescending because he came from Virginia.” ‘You little Virginia Democrat, how can you understand the great opportunities we have?’ ” Warner said in characterizing the attitude he encountered. “I came out saying, ‘That’s why America hates Democrats.’ ”
I’m not in the business of giving advice to Dems, but this could be your guy if you want to win in ’08. But for the same reason I like him, he has absolutely no chance in a Democratic primary. Kind of like Guiliani in the GOP primary – not a chance in hell.