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George Will - Conservative Columnist Turned Racist Pundit
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|Washington Post columnist George Will has a novel explanation for why President Barack Obama continues to lead challenger Mitt Romney in the polls: it's because Obama is black.
Seriously, that's Will's reasoning.
The idea is this: the country, its economy, and the Obama administration are in "shambles," to quote Will. Unemployment is at 8 percent. Durable goods orders are down! (Who among us doesn't hinge our vote on the metric of durable goods?) Tesla Motors isn't doing well -- TESLA! -- despite a major cash infusion from the Department of Energy, and as we all know, as goes Tesla, so goes the nation. Therefore, Romney should be mopping the floor with Obama.
So why isn't Mitt ahead in the polls? Will's explanation starts with his favorite metaphor: baseball"