Hmmm... rural folk are bitter, and that's why 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."
It's a pretty strange observation from a fellow who has spent the last few months trying convince people that:
1. Really likes the Second Amendment;
2. Is quite religious; and
3. Absolutely opposes free trade agreements.