In an article in the Chicago Sun Times, Deborah Douglas says "Blame deep-seated racism if Obama loses"
But is it true? On the conservative Republican side, color wouldn't matter anyway. Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, or Thomas Sowell could have walked away with the election over John McCain if they had been there. But the lily whitest Liberal Democrat could not move them in opposition. It is about principle.
But on the Democrat side? Might Ms. Douglas be right? To what measure is she correct? The Democrats were the ones with the history of bigotry and prejudice. It was Democrats who stood in the schoolhouse doors. It was a Democrat who stood on the Edmund Pettis Bridge. It was even the Democrats who stood opposite their freedom from Lincoln up to Eisenhower. So if a Democrat doesn't vote for Obama, what else could it be? The man, his associates, his inexperience? The one thing it can't be is principle.