People will look at this list—Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama—and they will say, Look at the Slate writers, inside their bubble. And they will be wrong.When did white dudes get defined out of the part of the Venn diagram describing "normal Americans", you Manhattan-dwelling freak?
There is a real, airtight bubble in this election, but it's not Obama's. As a middle-aged white man, in fact, I'm breaching it. White people—white men in particular—are for Mitt Romney. White men are supporting Mitt Romney to the exclusion of logic or common sense, in defiance of normal Americans.
Hey, Tod Lubitch, I don't know how to break this to you, but statistically speaking, "white men" are closer to the definition of "normal American" than any other group except for "white women"; demographically, this is still largely a cracker country.
I normally avoid the politics of race because they are dull and stupid and not based in anything like reality, whether you're talking about Jeremiah Wright or one of his photographic negatives in Couer d'Alene, but damn, dude, I haven't seen such comical white guilt pinned to a shirtsleeve since Avatar.