Monday, September 22, 2008

Moving toward a post-racial view of the election?

From Ed Lasky at American Thinker, we have some really amazing breaking news from the campaign:

"Obama's name and his African heritage are obstacles to the party's chances of capturing the White House, party activists are finding," Dave Davies reports in the Philadelphia Daily News. "I'm hearing a lot of people saying, 'He's too young, he's too inexperienced,' " said Philadelphia AFL-CIO President Pat Eiding. "What they're really saying is, 'He's black.'

Taking a look back at our depiction of Team Obama's Magic Quadrant Breakdown of Election 2008, we are reminded that Palin and Obama share the same lower left quadrant on the measures of age and experience. Our point was that Team Obama uses different descriptors of that quadrant...for Obama it is “Untainted and Vigorous Agent of Change and Deliverer of Hope”. For Palin, it is “Lightweight Neophyte”.

But now, if young and inexperienced really means black...well...

You know what it means when this is Team Obama’s first reaction to Sarah Palin’s selection:

Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency.

What Team Obama Is Really Saying Is, ‘Sarah Palin Is Black’.

Not only that, but 'Palin' is a funny name, and she certainly doesn’t look like the other Presidents on the dollar bills.

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