If Obama loses…


Filed Under General on Sep 6 

 In an attempt to be “fair and balanced” I logged on to Slate.com (painful though it was) to see what the less enlightened are saying these days. 

I came across this article:

If Obama Loses: Racism is the only reason McCain might beat him.

By Jacob Weisberg

Read the entire article for a good laugh (or long sigh).

My favorite part: 

“If it makes you feel better, you can rationalize Obama’s missing 10-point lead on the basis of Clintonite sulkiness, his slowness in responding to attacks, or the concern that Obama may be too handsome, brilliant, and cool to be elected. But let’s be honest: If you break the numbers down, the reason Obama isn’t ahead right now is that he trails badly among one group, older white voters. He does so for a simple reason: the color of his skin.”

…too handsome, brilliant, and cool to be elected.  Yeah, that’s it!!

I can see the Obama ads now:  “Hey, you bitter rednecks out in the heartland!  Don’t hate the Chosen One because he is so much more handsome than you.  He can’t help it!  So he IS smarter than you – don’t be afraid.  He will talk down to your level so that you can understand his brilliance.  Vote for Obama, and you, too, can be cool!”