Obama: 'They cling to guns or religion'

Barack Obama is backtracking on remarks he made about working-class voters.

A political storm is brewing over Sen. Barack Obama's recent statements. Last Sunday, Obama was explaining his difficulty with winning over working-class voters in Pennsylvania and the Midwest, saying they have become frustrated with economic conditions:

"And it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations," Obama said.

The comments were posted Friday on The Huffington Post, creating a wave of criticism from Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. John McCain, and other politicians as the April 22 Pennsylvania primary draws near.

"The people of faith I know don't ?cling to' religion because they're bitter. People embrace faith not because they are materially poor, but because they are spiritually rich," Clinton said at a rally in Indianapolis.

Now, Obama is spending time explaining his remarks.

"Obviously, if I worded things in a way that made ...

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