Reporting live from New Orleans, where I’m sneaking a quick trip to the gym b/w meetings. Since I’ve arrived I’ve seen this image (Geaux Obama!) and also a woman wearing a t-shirt with Obama’s image that says “Prince” beneath it. (And no, I don’t think this means he’s named Prince as his running mate.)
I also just sat down with a public housing activist and resident, an older African-American man, who is not voting this year because, as a Clinton supporter, he doesn’t think Obama can get the job done, and he’s not voting for McCain. He doesn’t think Obama can do the job like past Presidents, incl. Clinton, our first “black president,” he reminded me. Obama will not be that, he told me.
What’s that now about bitter old white women??