Michael J. Smith introduces a nail to a very precise hammer
The leading contenders for the Democratic nomination are a man with visible African ancestry, and a woman. Now if you’re Rip van Winkle, and you’ve been asleep for the past fifty years, this is big news.
For those of us who have been awake, however, the gender and skin color of the candidates belong in a small-type footnote. Or ought to. The only reason anybody is hoo-ha’ing about Barack’s nice light-brown skin or Hillary’s ovaries is simply that there is nothing else to cite in favor of either of these palookas.