Who better to write a book entitled "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama" than a Black? It is a timely subject and a story, if written by a White, no one would have given it's authorship a second thought.
That she is pro Obama should come as no surprise. Duh! All the moderators have their candidate and some are more open about it than others. Just watch their regular shows.
McCain, it would seem is trying to reinsert race into a debate in which Obama isn't even participating! According to
Politico McCain had this to say on Fox and Friends,
"Frankly, I wish they had picked a moderator that isn’t writing a book favorable to Barack Obama — let's face it. But I have to have confidence that Gwen Ifill will handle this as the professional journalist that she is. ...
Life isn’t fair, as I mentioned earlier in the program."
Oh, please. The debate has already been dumbed down to accommodate your running mate and the sexist/gender issue has already been laid on Joe Biden before he's even had a chance to open his mouth!
I understand his being a little nervous. It has been showing lately. John has been getting testy and sarcastic which is not becoming.
Oh, and about the book. The chapter on Obama has yet to be written. This is the time of Obama, he's leading the way for so many, but the book is not about Obama per se but of the inroads Blacks have been able to make because of men like Obama- and Colin Powell, and Harold Ford, Jr. and J.C. Watts and, and, and...
So let's tuck that nasty old race card back where it belongs - out of sight, out of mind. Watch Gwen Ifill tonight for the consummate professional she has proven to be, like, oh let's say, an Ed Bradley or Russ Mitchell or Lester Holt or, or, or...
Let's pay more attention to how the questions are answered than to who is asking them. We will be better served.