April 22, 2012

Shocker: MSNBC pundits think race has to do with Obama's re-election chances

Via the Washington Examiner:

"[Obama] now has a specific record of governing," MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry said today on her show. "A record that, I contend, because of his race will be held to a much higher standard than it would have been for a white incumbent. Those white voters who found what they were looking for in 2008 will not necessarily be so enthusiastic in 2012."

Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC's NOW, agreed. "I think race absolutely has to do with the conversation about reelection," she said.

*Sigh* Sorry, but that "specific record of governing" didn't help Jimmy Carter back in 1980, and Obama's "specific record of governing" is arguably much worse than his. Alas, though, this is to be expected from MSNBC and its fellow travelers -- that is, race will be blamed for virtually every criticism of the president this election season, just as it was back in 2008.

Posted by Hube at April 22, 2012 11:48 AM | TrackBack

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Didn't help George H.W. Bush in 1992 and he definitely had a better "specific record of governing" than either Obama or Carter.

Posted by: Paul Smith at April 22, 2012 01:14 PM

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