It's suddenly 1999 again, when we all thought that accurately calling a candidate "unqualified" would make him a laughing stock. But the joke was on us: the cheap shots generated controversy, which helped land him in the White House.
An older woman in a back brace traveled from Palm Springs to Nevada to work the phones in a campaign office there. "I will do anything to prevent that trailer trash from getting into office," she said of Palin.
A few of my very smart women friends think Palin has what it takes. I don't get it. Why can't they see what I see and what many conservative pundits are falling all over themselves to say? Palin is not qualified. I was so confused, I sought the advice of experts.
By repeatedly asking "Who is the real Barack Obama?" McCain/Palin is hinting that he has a hidden agenda -- an agenda that threatens all of us. By making Obama the Other, they are fueling racial paranoia.