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Why Obama Lost

Tuesday, June 3, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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The Washington Post’s Richard Cohen can’t help himself. He’s already begun to construct the “why Obama lost” narrative. Of course it is because of racism, even though Cohen admits:

I acknowledge that some people can find nonracial reasons to vote against Obama — his youth, his inexperience, his uber-liberalism and, of course, his willingness to abide his minister’s admiration for a racist demagogue (Louis Farrakhan) until it was way, way too late. But for too many people, Obama is first and foremost a black man and is rejected for that reason alone. This is very sad.

This is, of course, nonsense. Obama has won the nomination by running as a hard left, anti-victory tax raiser with a circle of radical advisors, mentors and friends. He will lose the general because he really is a hard-left, anti-victory tax raiser with a circle of radical advisors, mentors and friends.

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