Fervent supporters of Barack Obama like to say that putting him in the White House would transform America. With all due respect to the candidate, that gets it backward. Mr. Obama is an impressive speaker who has run a brilliant campaign â€” but if he wins in November, it will be because our country has already been transformed.
– Paul Krugman today on how the country has changed for the better.
There are still a significant number of Democrats who are going to vote against Obama because of his race and they’ve said as much during the primaries. Until that number is in the low single digits, we have quite a ways to go until we’ve effectively healed the cultural ills that continue to plague the collective American psyche.
And I have to think that only an extremely competent African American President can help make that happen.
Because if not him, who else?