The Corner

Liberal Smugness, Ctd.

An email:

[Weisberg] says that “Twenty-four percent [of whites] say the country isn’t ready to elect a black president.

He then says that “Five percent of white voters acknowledge that they, personally, would not vote for a black candidate.  Five percent surely understates the reality.”  He also says “Much evidence points to racial prejudice as a factor that could be large enough to cost Obama the election.”

So when white voters say that the country isn’t ready to elect a black president, they’re racist, but when he says the country isn’t ready to elect a black president, he’s only pointing out the racism of others?  Got it.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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