Obama's spiritual concern underlies a deep compassion and toughness that comes from being in touch with and at ease with himself. This is what mindfulness is all about. It makes you strong in every way.
Barack Obama's "Southern Strategy" based on expected "historic turnout in the African-American community" has come under scrutiny recently, setting off a new round of debate on the matter in the blogosphere.
Reverend Wright is a problem in North Carolina. Down-ticket Dems hare already injecting race into their races. Jesse Helms was such a force in this state for so long that "some of that" is still lingering.
If Hillary steals the nomination, there will be race division within the Democratic party. If McCain chooses Rice or Powell as VP, he would be masterfully positioning the Republican party as moving beyond its racist past.
Ronald Reagan took aim at so-called welfare queens as a way to make the wealthy more wealthy. He gutted social security and social programs. Variations of his bait and switch have been going on ever since.