Monday, August 25, 2008

The impact of racism

This Slate article is another in the never-ending series of articles that we are bombarded with that suggest that if Obama loses, it will be because of racism. It completely ignores another argument which is at least as likely, if not more so: if Obama wins, it will be because of racism.

There are probably more blacks who vote for Obama solely because he is black than there are whites who vote against him solely because he is black. The Obama campaign knows this and will try to take advantage of it. For example, in a possible swing state such as Georgia, watch carefully where the Obama "Get Out the Vote" effort will be focused.

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