My piece in NewsBlaze where I (with no small measure of personal discomfort) defend Harry Reid.
According to the book Game Changers, Harry Reid described Barack Obama during the presidential election as a black candidate who would benefit from his “light-skinned” appearance and speaking patterns “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
The book also quotes Bill Clinton, by way of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, as stating, in reference to the man who was then challenging the former president’s wife for the nomination, “A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.”
You can read the rest here: http://newsblaze.com/story/20100111080128lyss.nb/topstory.html
Please let me know what you think!