Susan Estrich’s latest column is here. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, let me summarize it for you:
The media has already declared Barack Obama the winner. Don’t fight it. If you’re undecided, you have to vote for him at this point or you’re a racist. If he loses there will be riots and it will be your fault.
Frankly, if I were an undecided voter her threats would inspire me to vote against Obama just to spite her.
Actually Estrich is emblematic of Obama’s biggest disadvantage. And since it’s too late for Democrats to fix it now, I’ll tell you the secret so that you have a chance to find a remedy by 2012.
It’s you, Barack Obama’s own supporters; you are his greatest liability. You’re assholes. Not all of you, but too many of you. Certainly the ones who took him to heart when he urged you to get in people’s faces, but a lot of you didn’t need the encouragement. Susan Estrich included. People might not mind seeing Barack Obama in power, but it’s you they fear having in charge. And that’s why he still might lose. It’s not racism. It’s assism.