The latest Quinnipiac poll in Virginia has the race in Virginia 44 to 44. Rasmussen Reports has Obama up by just 1 point. [link]
Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas has an explanation.
- Virginians are on vacation.
- They are racist.
"What I’m saying to you.. Mitt Romney is speaking to … a segment of the population … who does not like to see someone other than a White man in the White House… or in any other elected position. Let’s be real clear about it… We know what’s going on here. Some people may be afraid to say it but I’m not. He’s speaking to that fringe out there who do not want to see anybody other than a White person in a leadership position."
The flaw in her argument is that Obama beat McCain by 6 points in Virginia.
How "racist" can VA be if Obama won in 2008? Let’s move beyond race and stop using it as an excuse.