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Posted by on Mar 14, 2008 in Politics | 10 comments

Defining Barack Obama

So what’s the bottom line on the war of words between Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Senator Barack Obama’s?

USA Today (one of the most underrated newspapers in the USA) today has this piece about how Democrats are worried that the epic Clinton-Obama battle could mean the party may grab defeat from the jaws of victory on Election Day.

But there is a quote that is quite telling when added with our Quote of the Day. Here’s the quote — and the quote we ran earlier:

“There’s a pattern of identifying his race,” said Ofield Dukes, a public relations consultant who attended a meeting of black newspaper publishers here this week. He said the Clinton campaign is trying to make white voters “see him more as a black candidate than as a person who has a message and a vision.”

Our earlier quote, by former Clinton campaign official Geraldine Ferraro (who said Obama is where he is because he’s black):

“The enthusiasm that you get from the black community on this black candidate is wonderful, and I don’t think you can deny it.”

That’s a newer Ferraro quote.