Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Not even racism can stop Obama in this climate

This little anecdote from Politico's Ben Smith has been making the rounds on the blogs:

An Obama supporter, who canvassed for the candidate in the working-class, white Philadelphia neighborhood of Fishtown recently, sends over an account that, in various forms, I've heard a lot in recent weeks.

"What's crazy is this," he writes. "I was blown away by the outright racism, but these folks are f***ing undecided. They would call him a n----r and mention how they don't know what to do because of the economy."

Which reminds me of this recent quote from Ta-Nehisi Coates:
Racism is a luxury that, at this point, a lot of white voters can ill-afford. I think a crucial number of them know that.

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