While I was expressing discouragement about Republican prospects in November, irrespective of the nominee, a friend expressed great confidence in a Republican win.
His rationale was that America is not ready for a Black or Female POTUS.
My rejoinder is that Americans are eagerly awaiting a Black candidate they can vote for in order to exorcise the slavery demons. It seems that the motivation for voting for a female president is not as pressing, because the injustice that females have endured as females are not remotely akin to chattel slavery, despite Betty's and Gloria's ("sex is a caste system, just like race") famous claims.
So, Obama offers America a poultice of platitudes, selling indulgences for just one vote, for a limited time only!
Shelby Steele agrees with me in his new book A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win.
Though I'm not so sure he can't win...
Paul agrees with me when he says
Indeed, as I mentioned, Steele himself now entertains the possibility that Obama would not have to remove his mask until after being elected president. The prospect of a president who rides to office on a wave of magic that he must forfeit almost immediately upon taking office is a rather frightening one.