Of course people are bitter (although I would widen it to include almost all of America outside the the top couple of percent of income earners). The only thing that bugs me is the assumption that this bitterness is misplaced or the response is wrong-headed. Should you embrace a system that is going to kick you in the ass perpetually?
The Democratic race is certainly getting bitter, at least from the Clinton side. And McCain apparently wants her as the candidate because she’d be easier to beat. Obama is an unknown quantity to the established politico class, and this makes them nervous.
His comment about the working class being bitter is undeniably true. And while some see it as a blunder, it may prove to have been politically astute as well as honest and blunt.