Chris Rock: Obama is a "white president you can trust." (VIDEO)
Chris Rock Has a Message for White Voters
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Nov. 3 2012 9:20 PM

Chris Rock Has a Message for White Voters

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Chris Rock on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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On Friday, Tom Scocca argued in Slate that white men “are supporting Mitt Romney to the exclusion of logic or common sense,” and that were it not for “this narrow, tribal appeal, Romney's candidacy would simply not be viable.”

Chris Rock appears to see something similar going on, and on Jimmy Kimmel Live this past Friday, he tried to persuade such seemingly unreachable voters that Barack Obama was the man for them. How? By making the case that, in fact, Barack Obama is white. Enjoy.

David Haglund is the literary editor of NewYorker.com. 

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