That is, truthfully, why he has been doing as well as he has. This moment in history is a watershed for older black Americans who in their own lifetimes knew the Sambo image as reigning strong among their white fellow citizens.
This is new day.
Okay, let's not call it post-racial, but let's concede that this man Barack Obama, this man Barack Obama who calls himself a black American, is in a competitive run for the presidency of the United States of America.
And no poll showing that a third of white Democrats hold fast to stereotypes about blacks is going to erase that accomplishment from the history books.
Granted, Obama probably needs to win over a large number of these people to sail to victory in November; but he is up to the task and has the wherewithal to succeed.
For the record, here's what whites are feeling about blacks (and it does truthfully reflect feelings that are far from "post-racial"). Read it, reflect on it, and then move on. [This is from an AP-Yahoo poll.]