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June 23, 2008

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Well...even a stopped clock is right twice a day. This may (may!) be one of Roper's times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/magazine/06wwln-essay-t.html

I would hazard that "overtly nonwhite" may just be his shorthand way of saying "mixed race", perhaps implying the inclusion of some African American heritage.

Or maybe he's just crazy, and the Post wanted its readers to see his craziness without further comment. I mean, what follow up question do you ask for that?

Another conceivable intended meaning for "overtly" might be that Obama is specifically running on his race. That is, he argues that having a black President will be good for the country (an argument that might be correct.)

By comparison, while Romney didn't disavow Mormonism, he didn't claim it as an advantage.

Remember who you're talking about here. By this guy's standards, JFK was probably "nonwhite."

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