Thursday, June 26, 2008

Another Dinosaur Gives Us Some Piercing Insights into the Proper Role of Race in This Election

Ralph Nader, arbiter of appropriate issues for candidates of color, savior of the people:

Nader was asked if Obama is any different than Democrats he has criticized in the past, considering Obama's pledge to reject campaign contributions from registered lobbyists.

"There's only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He's half African-American," Nader said. "Whether that will make any difference, I don't know. I haven't heard him have a strong crackdown on economic exploitation in the ghettos. Payday loans, predatory lending, asbestos, lead. What's keeping him from doing that? Is it because he wants to talk white? He doesn't want to appear like Jesse Jackson? We'll see all that play out in the next few months and if he gets elected afterwards."

Possibly this tack has been inspired by recent polling showing Nader drawing more support away from McCain than Obama.

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