Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Race and identity politics
Here's a link to the piece I did for the Register's Sunday Commentary section on the unwelcome but probably inevitable entrance of race and identity politics into the Democratic presidential contest. The more I think about it, the more I think it was a calculated move by the Clintons. Hillary and Obama played lovey-dovey in Las Vegas, but their competitive spirit and obvious dislike for one another came through. I'm sure it's more an entitlement thing than anything remotely resembling a racial thing with the Clintons, but they'll use whatever they think will work.