It's a big mistake, but probably not a crippling one. That's what UW political scientist Charles Franklin is saying about Barack Obama saying working-class voters are "bitter about the economy" during a speech in San Francisco.
Franklin says Obama can survive the mistake, but it could hurt his chances ahead of next week's primary in Pennsylvania. Obama has been trailing Senator Hillary Clinton in the race, and Franklin believes this could make it harder to catch her.
The Clinton camp has lashed out at Obama's comments, calling them elitist. Obama said working-class voters were bitter about the economy, and more interested in issues like guns and religion.