Of course he's right. We've seen twice in a row that trying to appeal to the inbreds doesn't work.
But what bothers me is how easily manipulated the public is by perceptions that have nothing to do with reality. All it takes is a bunch of flaming idiot talk-show jackasses to go on about "elitists" and say "flip-flop" - and of course to scream about a new bogeyman (Saddam Bin Laden) - and all of a sudden the masses vote in the most stupid way possible.
As I posted before, it's easy to see how Hitler came into power.