27 de Marzo, 2008
Is Avoidance the Answer?
THESE DAYS, there is a sure way to have me laugh at writing and declare it devoid of intelligent method, and that is to employ cute little hatenames for Obama supporters. I mean, come on. Is "Obama supporters" really so hard to type? Does it actually hurt to not sling the derision? Is it a deep, gnawing pain?
What if [Senator Barack Obama] can't buy a white working-class vote?
—Is Al Gore the Answer?, Joe Klein
Because Obama can only buy white votes. Careful, Joe. Your lens is showing.
So. To the point. Is Gore the answer? No! Gore is not "the answer." He is a white male, yes. But nominating a white male because you are afraid how the electorate will receive the nomination or fallout from a woman battling a black male for the Presidency is not an answer. That is called running away from conflict and the unfamiliar. It's a conservative motion, that. But not part of moving forward.