If you haven't seen it, here's a link to my Horserace'08 blog at the Register with a link to the NYT Kathryn Seelye blog item with a good deal of the backstory about how the words regarding clinging to guns and God and all that were recorded at a private fundraiser. Mayhill Fowler, one of Arianna's "citizen journalists," is an Obama supporter (maxed out at $2,300) but she thought these comments were important enough that they should be published, after agonizing about it for a couple of days. She says there were dozens of video cameras going, from cellphones to professional rigs, and she was open about doing the audio recording. It's yet another example of how the Internet is changing political campaigns.
And here are some musings about whether the comments showed elitism, arrogance, or simply sophomoric (literally) understanding he's been too intellectually lazy to rethink since college.