Okay, I'm not really speechless.
Let's say, I'm amused.
Because it shows just how much the Democrats are cracking up. And I'm tickled pink to think that the Dems will self-destruct and keep the GOP in the White House.
Anyway, here's what the AP reports (via WBOC-TV):
The governor told the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that some "conservative whites" are "probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate."A long time ago, there were signs up at laundromats, water fountains, and such, that said "Whites Only" and "No Coloreds."
Rendell said that was likely a factor in his win over his black Republican challenger, ex-Pittsburgh Steelers football star Lynn Swann, in his re-election campaign. Several figures in Clinton's campaign, including her husband, have been criticized in recent weeks for raising Obama's race.
I grew up in Georgia in the 1960s. I never saw one of those signs with my own eyes.
But I've known people who would not vote for a Black candidate.
Of course, all of them always voted (and still vote) Democrat.
But there's not a lot of them around here. At least, I don't run into them much anymore.
Maybe they all moved to Pennsylvania and elected Ed Rendell.