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Landmark

Is it a great thing that, in a country that had legal black slavery until 1863 — and severe restrictions thereafter — a black man has been nominated for president by a major party? Yes, of course. I wish the party were mine; but it is not. And no fair saying that Obama is half white. America has always abided by the (absurd) one-drop rule. There is an old saying: America is the only country in the world in which a white woman can give birth to a black baby, but a black woman can’t give birth to a white baby.

Yes, this is a landmark. In a way, rejoice. And beat him in November, for he is a lousy, vainglorious liberal Democrat — and we vote ideas and character, not skin.

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