During the Glorious Campaign, Obama was touted as a post-racial uniter. But now he has completely rubbished that messianic fantasy once and for all. He is openly urging a coalition of “young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again” for the 2010 elections.
By definition such an unpresidential call divides America along the lines of race, gender and age.
Can you imagine the rightful outrage if a Republican president called for a coalition of mature White men to stand together to elect Republicans? Such a president would be denounced, with justification, as racist and divisive.
Then why should Obama not be likewise so denounced?