I wonder if he understands who he'll be running against. Via Illinois Review
In the segment narrated by Fox News' Carl Cameron, possible Democratic presidential primary candidate Barack Obama remarked:He would have done well to fall back on Charles Krauthammers column: Obama Can Win by Losing.
"Are there those voters who won't vote for me because I'm African-American? Yes . . .of course, they're likely to be the same ones who won't vote for me because of my politics. . . "
Of course there is racism in America. Call me naive, but I believe that just as Joe Lieberman was a net positive for the Democrats in 2000 -- more people were attracted to him as a man of faith than were turned away because of anti-Semitism -- there are more Americans who would take special pride in a black president than are those who would reject one because of racism.And then move on to the next point which is what Obama really needs to overcome 'cause Clinton will rake him over the coals on it.
These are strong reasons for Obama to run.It's wartime Senator. Keep talking like this and you'll lose either way.
Nonetheless, he will not win. The reason is 9/11. The country will simply not elect a novice in wartime.