March 6, 2008

HOW COULD IT NOT BE A FACTOR (THE FACTOR)...:

Sorry to Say, Race Is Still a Factor in Democratic Contest (Mort Kondracke, 3/06/08, Real Clear Politics)

A week ago, a major Ohio political leader told me: “Obama will never carry Ohio. Some people call it the Bradley effect, but how do you think the guys who work at the GM plant in Youngstown are going to vote? For a black? I don’t think so.”

I didn’t believe it, but sure enough, race — nearly a forgotten factor in the Democratic presidential contest during Sen. Barack Obama’s (Ill.) long run of primary victories — evidently came back to help Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) win Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island on Tuesday.

And, unfortunately, it could be a factor again in Pennsylvania and — if Obama survives Clinton’s renewed onslaught to win the Democratic nomination — in the general election.


...when his entire campaign is about his identity, not ideas?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 6, 2008 9:15 AM
Comments

And the press corp is just figuring this out? WOW!

Posted by: mike m at March 6, 2008 9:31 AM

Here is another factor that weighs in McCain's favor, people aren't going to vote for HRC because she is a woman (in addition to the fact that she the wife of Bill Clinton).

Posted by: pchuck at March 6, 2008 9:46 AM
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