The great advantage of a candidate being a member of a minority is that it, in the eyes of the politically correct, it makes him untouchable. Any attack on Obama by an opponent, any rival’s drawing attention to an electoral liability of his is “smearing” a victim.
Matt Drudge’s publication yesterday of Barack Obama dressed in Muslim Somali garb during a 2006 visit to Kenya is still producing a media tsunami of outrage and indignation, even in such comparatively conservative papers as the New York Post.
And today, a Washington Times article by Rowan Scarborough indicating that though many members of the military view the possibility of Obama’s election with alarm, he actually has some defenders in that quarter is producing the same cries of “smear” from the left.
Personally I enjoyed Clinton-supporter Stephanie Tubbs-Jones’ spirited defense of Obama’s right to wear “his native clothing,” “the clothing of his country.”
1:15 video (chuckle)