SUPER TUESDAY OUTLOOK: OBAMA’S SURGE

DICK MORRIS – The New York Post

Copyright The New York Post
… Every election is, at some level, a simple conversation between the two camps. Obama began the campaign by saying he was new; Hillary replied that he was inexperienced. Obama answered that he was a voice for change – and that was the state of discussion leading up to Iowa.
Then, after losing Iowa and almost failing in New Hampshire, the Clintons basically panicked and played the race card – injecting it into a contest that had been colorblind.
While Hillary emphasizes in every speech that she could be the first woman president, Obama had rarely mentioned race. He ran for the Democratic nomination like a Republican black – never summoning victim status and avoiding racial remarks entirely.
Had the Clintons shut up and let the black voters of South Carolina do their talking for them, the block African-American vote there for Obama would’ve brought the race issue home to undecided white voters, triggering a pro-Hillary backlash. But they couldn’t keep quiet. Their oh-so-subtle racial innuendo (for which I doubt they thought they would get caught), philosophizing about the relative roles Martin Luther King and President Lyndon Johnson in achieving civil rights, landed them in the hot water.
With nothing else new to say, Hillary, in effect, countered Obama’s message of change by saying “You’re black.” When Bill compared Obama to Jesse Jackson, the point was obvious…
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