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For the Times, this whole election is just that: “the ultimate test of racial equality.” If Obama loses, it can only be for one reason: America failed this test, and is irremediably racist. Debates about Iraq, the economy, energy, taxes, and all the rest, are just sideshows. If you’re racially enlightened, you’ll vote for Obama. If you’re not you won’t. It must be so gratifying, and self-satisfying, to think like this. No need to think. Just divide the world into right-thinking people and evil racists who vote for Republicans.