Carol Platt Liebau: More Than "The Black Candidate"

Saturday, January 26, 2008

More Than "The Black Candidate"

Bill Clinton is doing everything he can to paint Barack Obama as the "black candidate".

But there's an argument that, having won states as diverse as Iowa and South Carolina, Obama is a candidate with wide appeal, not restricted to the black community. And didn't Obama win just as many white males as Hillary did?

Weren't Democrats like the Clintons supposed to be all about "diversity" of all kinds? Or is that only when it doesn't threaten an office to which both of them seem to feel a certain sense of entitlement? Imagine what they'd be saying about any Republican who tried this kind of race-baiting. It's a fair bet that the press and the entire Democratic Party establishment would be in the middle of a frothing meltdown.


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