Obama might not know math, science, economics, or any number of other things. He does know race and so does his base.
A few months ago, a colleague saw that I was reading a print out of American political news. She volunteered on odd statement. "I think it's time for a black president."
I thought but didn't ask, "What does that mean? Just curious, when will it be time for an Asian president?"
Obama's skin color has taken him quite far. Now, Americans will choose the better of the two and it won't be him.
Also: In the comments there, Andrew X August 4, 2008 04:41 PM, sincerely thanks Obama for his post-racial candidacy.