Grim Fairy Tale for the Clintons
Does anyone deny that if Barack Obama were not "black," his appeal to most voters would be severely diminished? (In so far as he is bi-racial: black father, white mother, I think it's fair to put his race quotes.)
I'm not saying Obama isn't a smart guy and an excellent speaker. But he is woefully short on political experience. He has no governing record and his legislative accomplishments are basically non-existent.
Isn't it his racial make-up his most interesting quality? His message of "hope" would sound vapid, if not ridiculous, coming from a white politician.
There really is a "fairy tale" quality to his candidacy. No wonder Bill and Hillary Clinton and being driven nuts by him.
UPDATE: Terrence Corcoran raises some of the same questions about Obama I've been wondering about.