Thursday, January 17, 2008

Opinion :Keep up with the 2008 presidential election

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“Who knows if it will work,” said the strategist .“But the danger is what you are seeing now. We’re obviously concerned.”“I’m going there a lot for money,” he said. “I ought to go there for votes.”That’s what we tell ourselves.He needs people to look at him and see John Kennedy, or The Beatles, or Tiger Woods in his first Master’s tournament. He needs people to see youth, a break with the past, style under pressure.But recent experience shows that campaigning with color is fraught with peril.When they see black this or black that — even a positive black first — it’s trouble. “That’s not what I’m talking about.”“Neither race nor gender should be a part of this campaign.”How about getting some endangered species as candidates?Blah, blah, blah.Just like that, all the old unmentionables came out of the shadows.“I have a great story about how my family came to America, as good as Gary’s,” as Rice said. “We just happened to have different travel agents.”Whatever the reason, there is a gap, and it’s real.

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