Keith Koffler yesterday listed Seven Reasons Why Romney Lost. Sadly, No. 6 was the color of his skin:
I don’t think we need affirmative action tickets on either side of the aisle. But I think, running against the nation’s first black president – something which is deeply moving even to many of Obama’s political opponents – that this just wasn’t the year to run two pasty white guys with pretty blond wives.
I didn't do the subject justice, but posted this comment:
Sorry, Keith, but I must say I am offended by the expression, “pasty white guys” — every bit as much as I resented Obama’s characterization of his grandmother as a “typical white” person. You are not alone in this meme; I heard Dee Dee Somebody-or-other (who worked for one of the Bush administrations?) refer to our Republican candidates as “doughy white.” This is racism… flat out… such that everyone’s hero “on both sides of the aisle,” MLK Jr,. would be appalled.
And from another angle, less based in principle, what is Bill Clinton if not a pasty/doughy white guy? John Kerry? Harry Reid? James Carville? Howard Dean? Al Gore? Chris Dodd? Is not Janet Napolitano even more pasty and doughy than Mitt Romney or John McCain – or their blonde wives?
All this “outreach to minorities" in the form of equal opportunity bigotry is not the Great New Direction people are claiming. Underlying all this is the real point, that if we don’t secure our southern border, not only will Republicans continue to import cheap labor, but the Democrats will continue to import cheap voters who will swing our elections ever leftward.
I would be interested in your thoughts :/