Thank Goodness We Have Pundits Because I’d Never Have Figured This Out Myself

Let me get this clear in my head. If I understand our punditry correctly:

If I support Obama and I’m black, there are plenty of pundits to let me know that that’s racist, because I’m only voting for him because he’s the same color as I am, not because I think he’s the more competent candidate.

If I support Obama and I’m white, any number of pundits are happy to inform me that it’s still racist, because I’m only voting for him because he’s black and cleancut and that alleviates my white liberal guilt, and it’s not because I think he’s the more competent candidate.

But if I’m one of the 30% or so of Clinton supporters who say in the polls that they’d sooner vote for McCain than Obama, even though the platforms of Clinton and Obama are not all that far apart while McCain is basically running as George Bush III, now it’s all about the competence of the candidates, and the R-word is not even whispered by anyone in the media.

Gee, this politics stuff is hard to keep straight sometimes.

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