Thank You, David Ehrenstein
Because you have made a conscious decision to get hung up over Barack Obama's race in the way you never did for any other Democratic candidate running for president (except, perhaps, for Al Sharpton) you have given certain racist pillheads on the radical reich the plausible deniability to make fun of Obama based on his skin color.
I've said over and over again, Obama's problem is not with black voters, it's with white voters. If a ham sandwich was running as a Democrat, blacks would vote for it in droves, which is understandable considering the cavemen occupying the Republic party. The "he's not black enough" canard is just an excuse for commentators to race racial analysis without impugning the racial innocence of white people. Let it go NOW.