The extremely junior senator from Illinois came out last week in San Francisco (not like that, get your mind out of the gutter) and said – well, let’s let him speak for himself:
You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, a lot of them â€” like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothingâ€™s replaced them. And theyâ€™ve gone through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. So itâ€™s not surprising then that they get bitter, and they cling to guns, or religion, or antipathy toward people who arenâ€™t like them, or anti-immigrant sentiment, or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
I’ve got a news flash for junior. The reason I cling to guns is because I can’t trust the government to protect me. The reason I cling to God is because I can trust Him to do so.
Audio below, I got it from here.