Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Obama's Prospects

Remember how a couple of months ago I said that no matter how great a candidate Obama is, he'll struggle simply because he's black, and white Americans aren't ready for a black President yet? Well, as it turns out, black Americans may not be either. Hillary Clinton has a 26 percentage point lead over him among black Democrats. More analysis here.

By the way, am I the only one who thinks the race for the Democratic Party nomination will be more interesting than the race for the actual presidency? Obama vs Hillary brings so much to the table: black vs white; man vs woman; uniter vs divider; upstart vs old hand; charisma vs money; Harvard Law vs Yale Law; Chicago vs New York; support of Oprah vs support of Bill. Fun year ahead, yes?

Slate link courtesy Andrew Sullivan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's an added twist to saying Chicago vs. New York...Hillary was actually born and raised in Chicago. Obama's incumbency as senator worries her supporters because it will probaby take away her home state support factor.