If you look at the exit polls, the people who said they had voted on the basis of race, or that race was a major factor in their decision, were overwhelmingly voting for Obama. And if you add them up, they correspond approximately to his victory margins, not only nationally but in each swing state. In that sense, one could plausibly argue it was the most racist election in U.S. history. Moreover, it was an election in which 97 per cent of black voters voted for the visibly black candidate. Puh-lease don’t tell me America has moved beyond race.
Canada has already produced an Obama. His name was Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and we are still paying service costs on the debt he left, while our legal and Parliamentary system is still taking hits from his Charter of so-called Rights and Freedoms.
Maybe he wasn’t black, but then, neither is Barack Obama according to his own account of his ancestry. For even on the Kenyan side, he is more Arab than Luo. Trudeau, likewise, was not quite as he appeared, for his mother was Scotch, and his father the rich capitalist owner of a fleet of rather Anglo-looking gas stations…