Sunday, January 10, 2010

Harry Reid's "Negro" Problem

I've read lately that Reid was instrumental in convincing Obama to run. He wanted Obama to be President. When a party is selecting a presidential candidate, the gloves are off. They are going to weigh every aspect of that potential his nose too big? breath too bad? scream too shrill? hair too thin? accent too thick? mole too ugly? Politicians and strategists are in it to WIN. They aren't going to pretend to not consider *any* factor that could influence voters, no matter how petty or even insulting those considerations might be. At a cocktail party, or a chat over coffee, a white person discussing a black persons' blackness would be base and conniving. But in a presidential campaign, it's the nature of the beast. The party, and the candidate his- or her-self, have to examine that candidate under a harsh light and a very unflattering magnifying glass. No sacred cows.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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