My new piece, clickable/linkable/shareable right here, is a little study of Republican voters in Mississippi and Alabama. All of them got the same question: Why do you think Barack Obama won in 2008? The most popular answer was some version of "because voters wanted a black president." I don't think that's wrong. For all of the jawing about the "Bradley Effect" four years ago, it was clear that the possibility of electing the first black president was more of a plus for Obama than a negative. Who doubts that it boosted his media appeal?
But click on through, and see what the two women who sing Rick Santorum's new theme song have to say.
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Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.