The Republican Party has all but abandoned people of color in this country, save when it orchestrates a façade of racial diversity as it did on occasion in Tampa. But the real numbers tell the tale that Mark Steyn and others would rather dismiss.
Conservative temperatures rose shortly after Christmas when reports surfaced that members of a group that took "credit" for the failed "underpants" attack had previously been detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
Democrats are elitist, right-wingers insist, even if they are needy enough to receive not just college, but high school scholarships. In this case, the proof of Obama's elitism was his request for Dijon.
Obama's ability to identify ethnically and emotionally with the Islamic world, along with his ability to articulate American tolerance that goes back to the founding fathers, means that we're on our way.