Obama seems like he’s having trouble breaking from McCain in the polls. Could race be a factor?
Out and out racists were never planning on voting for Obama. But a lot of Americans have that low-grade racism running through their veins. They’re cool with a black person as long as they seem “normal.” Start piling on the otherness factors–a Muslim father, “foreign” name, Reverend Wright, an educated wife that isn’t blonde–and suddenly they are “unsure” about him.
Perhaps Stan McDougle is a black man they could bring themselves to vote for.
Wednesday: McCain Nation