[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/03/sd.jpg caption=" A woman casts her ballot in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "]
(CNN) - We've talked all season about Barack Obama's problem with those white working class voters, those blue collar voters. Is that problem persisting?
Yes, it is. South Dakota’s Democratic primary voters with no college degree voted as their peers in previous contests had: for Hillary Clinton over Obama, 60-40 percent. Meanwhile, well-educated, white collar voters continue to back the Illinois senator. Take a look at college graduates in the state: they voted for Obama, 53 to 47 percent.
The effort to win over these working-class voters is just beginning for Obama – and it looks like he has his work cut out for him.
Looks like there's a lot of red necks under those blue collars.
So, everyone else beside Obama has a problem with white collar voters and Blacks? Both groups are also needed to win the presidency.
Actually, I am a very well educated woman who runs her own company. I have no problems with Obama because he's black. I have a problem with Obama because he's green!
AP and FoxNews are reporting Obama as the Democratic nominee having clinched the number of delegates. What is CNN waiting for??
Give It Up CNN, It is all Over. Your Clintons can not win. Kindly drop your blue, black, white, green and other collar problem before the general election in november.
I am an educated white woman and have no problem for voting for any man of any color. However, I do not trust Obama. After what he did to his opponents in his own state? No way.
The true ignorance is when people make generalized perceptions of which they have no foundation.
If there was a problem it was solved today with Hillary Clinton's offer to be Barack Obama's running mate. She can sure up that blue collar vote. Democrats are solving problems already.
Obama/Clinton '08 The Ticket for Unity
Mccain in 2009 and Hillary in 2012!
Ignorance and lack of intelligence go hand and hand? That, is a rude and ignorant comment... Please people, stop splitting the party...
So stupid, no wonder none of the Clinton supporters will vote for Obama...
Wake up you all and vote for Obama. If you are a true democrate then you would vote to put democrate in office whether it be Hillary or Obama. It's time we pull together as a nation and stop being tso critical and racist of one another. We have enough problems in the world to solve. I know Obama would be a much better President then either Hillary ot McCain so all you old, young, white, blue collar, white collar vote the right way and vote for Obama. You will not be sorry
Wouldn't it be nice if every single person that was voting voted for Obama.
When did blue collar equal lower intellectual capacity? Where would our countries be without blue collar workers?
Perhaps blue collar voters are less fooled by pomp and flash and rely on substance to make a decision.
What a bunch of bull people are. I am so sick of people without a college degree beign looked down on by the meida and Obama supporters. My grandmother worked her butt off so I could go to college, she paved the way. My Grandfather didnt finish highschool but owns his own house and everything is paid for. College does not equate to intelligence, most of the times its just a place for rich yuppie stuck up people to play and drink for 4- 5 years. I would trust my grandmothers or grandfathers judgement before any of my peers.
"I don't think that any candidate has ever LOST a primary on the day when he clinched the nomination."
Margaret, there have been a lot of firsts in this campaign. I don't see how you can argue he's being forced down our throats...the only way for him to NOT be the nominee would be for the super delegates to undo a 120 pledged delegate lead. If that happened, then maybe we could start talking about throat forcing....
Actually Margaret, Bill Clinton lost some of the closing primaries in 1992. Tonight is a history making night and I am so happy that I am alive to witness this. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA will be the first African American nominee of a major political party in AMERICAN history. God Bless this country and God Bless Obama, his wife, and children.
Barack Obama '08
They are making less money , struggling to make it ,and trust Hillary will do the right thing to help them with health care, economy, jobs, ect.
When you make lots of money you vote for the person most likely to watch out for your money, therein lies the difference.
This is one white woman who is proud to have voted for Obama !
who need Hillary..Looks like Obama!
Another example of why O needs Hillary. Good old fashioned blue collar workers who made America great know a phony when they see one.
This will change once Obama, Edwards and, dare I say, Clinton begin real outreach.
Hmmm Most white people are racists...And that's not a racist statement? Actually, I would say that most people are racists. The problem is that there are only about 10% African Americans in this country so Obama cannot allow this to turn into an election about race.
A long time from now, historians won't ask why Clinton didn't quit the race sooner. They'll ask why Obama did not quit his church sooner.
What about the red and the green peoples problems? What about the fat people problems? What about the people with gas problems? The media would do better if they found out why 4100 troops are dead in Iraq and for what?
Talk about predjudice. People in South Dakota are educated too!!!!!
If you were from Colorado you'd call them illiterate pheasants!
What a joke......
White people aren't the only voters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!