2008 Election


Does Obama have Appalachian appeal? – The Roanoke Times

Obama backers face struggle in Appalachian town – SCNow.com

The Appalachian Problem – The New Yorker

Can Obama win Appalachia? – The Charleston Gazette

Obama supporters have uphill climb in Appalachian Virginia – LA Times

Appalachians could be Obama’s stumbling point – The Independent

Why don’t those hillbillies like Obama? – Salon.com

The Voters of Appalachia… – Newsweek

W.Va. could spell trouble for Obama – LA Times

Democrats in rural strongholds refuse to give backing to Obama – The Guardian

Racism emerges in Democratic primaries – Seattle Pi Online

For Obama, Race Remains the Elephant in the Room – TIME Magazine

Racism: An Appalachian pattern? – The Charleston Gazette

Should Obama worry about West Virginia? – TIME Magazine



Campaign reinvigorates old sickness of racism – The Charleston Gazette

Bigotry? – The Charleston Gazette

Labor confronts race issue – Politico

In defense of West Virginians – The Charleston Gazette

The hillbilly stereotype strikes again – The Charleston Gazette

What if ‘Them’ Were Really Us? – The Hartford Courant

Reaction to Obama was a shock – The Charleston Gazette

West Virginians belie stereotypes – The Charleston Gazette

Let’s all join Racists Anonymous – The Charleston Gazette

‘Racism’ term still loaded – The Charleston Gazette

Time is now for state to hold open dialogue on race – The Charleston Gazette

Barack Obama’s ‘Appalachian problem’ – The Charleston Gazette

Winning over West Virginia – The Guardian



Obama intensifies effort in Appalachia – The Wall Street Journal

Margin of win or loss will tell tale on W. Va. – The Charleston Gazette

Battle shapes up over Appalachia – The Washington Times

Obama shifts spectrum in 3 red states – The Washington Times

Obama surge in West Virginia: The Campaign’s Take – Newsvine.com

Racists for Obama? – Politico

Racists for Obama – The Guardian

‘Natural Democrats’ get helping hand to vote – The Times

“Obama looks like a terrorist, but I’ll vote for him anyway” – The Times

How W.Va. Democrats Came to Terms with Obama’s Rise – The Washington Post 


W. Va.’s turnout down nearly 8 percent in historic election – The Charleston Gazette

What we didn’t overcome – Slate.com

The End of White America? – The Atlantic