October 20, 2008

Crooked picture...unbearable...

Kathy Shaidle:

If you vote for Obama because he's black, you're a racist, a moron, or both

And that includes Colin Powell.

I agree

Actually, there is another possibility. Perhaps people are supporting Obama just as an artistic convention. If you look at advertising or television or movies, you will see that it is an unwritten law that any group pictured that has more than X number of people must have someone at least vaguely dark-skinned/black included.

Imagine you worked at an advertising agency, and you were mocking-up an ad that claimed that mathematicians preferred your client's brand of whisky. The fact that mathematicians are overwhelmingly white or asian, and male, would not matter in the slightest. The picture of happy carousers would still have its quota of blacks and women.

Perhaps people really support Obama just because it's a compulsion, like the way some people have to straighten a crooked picture on the wall.....

Posted by John Weidner at October 20, 2008 6:28 AM
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