The Sophisticates: I Told You So?

A reader writes:

You know, I know that educated coastal liberals are not supposed to condescend to "working-class Americans" and I have been very critical of condescension I have perceived at [an Ivy League School], in [Northeastern city] etc. against the military, Republicans, Christians, etc. That said, in reading today's Washington Post article about racism against Obama, and reading all the man-on-the-street interviews with West Virginia racists, I am sort of exasperated, to put it mildly.

Did race drive yesterday's vote in West Virginia?

What do you think?