...Yeah, But Will It Play With Skinheads, Neo Nazis,
Southern Baptist Ministers and the KKK?
And just how many Sister Souljah moments is McCain going to have? Sure the Senator has responded vaguely to the Hagee endorsement, but there will be a lot more of them down the road.
Race will be the word of the day beause 17 years ago, the initial cause of the 1992 Los Angeles riots ocurred: the videotaped beating of Rodney King. The aquittal of the police involved triggered the massive 4-day riot, one of the most intense civil disturbances in U.S. history. By the time the police, Us Army, Marines and National Guard restored order, there was nearly $1 billion in damage and 53 deaths; 2,383 injuries; more than 7000 fire responses; and 3,100 businesses damaged. (Wikipedia)
And while Obama's cheered stateents of change and hope resonate through many American hearts, he still can't break through the wall of anger and distrust built by many conseratives. Here's what ardent conservative David Limbaugh (leaning on the celebrity of his brother Rush) has to say about Obama's words of hope:
When I see Obama proposing a number of genuinely conservative ideas, I'll reconsider the ludicrous possibility that he values bipartisanship and getting along more than advancing his liberal vision for America. (from TownHall.com).
I would characterize that statement as a "cc" - couched and careful.
We'll see just how many Sister Souljah moments McCain can handle.