Now, after seven years of W.-imposed misery that has left many of us limp with the stupidity of it all, it has been a joy over the past year to witness some of our dreams finally approaching reality. There was Barack Obama -- African-American, biracial, cosmopolitan, whatever you choose to call him -- actually having a chance to be president of this United States. And there was John McCain, a good and honorable man whom no fair observer could ever accuse of racism.
But in the last two weeks, the wonderful promise of this last year has been reduced to a series of not-very-funny absurdities. Everybody is talking about how "race has finally entered the campaign," but unless I'm a lot dumber than I think I am, I can't even figure out how, when or, above all, why.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Geyer on 'race card' absurdity
Once again, columnist Georgie Anne Geyer has come to the rescue. In "Long Campaign Begins to Sour" she zeros in on the "not-very-funny" absurdities that have been dominating recent news coverage of the presidential campaign. Geyer sees the "race card" issue as bunk.