But at this time, in this party, being black is an enormous asset. Given America's long, torturous path toward racial justice, many Democrats simply cannot imagine denying the nomination to the first serious African-American candidate for president.
They then go on to say:
From a moral perspective, that's a noble judgment. From a political perspective, it could cost Democrats the White House.
I would vigorously deny that giving racial preferences to anyone is either noble or moral, but then I am not a Liberal. But it gives John McCain a real chance in the general election and puts those polls that seemed to show that the Jerry Wright and Bill Ayers made no difference to voters to be totally misleading.
If there are any doubts about this, ask the people of West “By God” Virginia.