What happened to those promises of a “post-racial” America?
President Barack Obama’s campaign wants to turn Mitt Romney into the candidate of old, straight, white men.
Of course, his aides would never state it so crudely. But that’s the unmistakable aim of their political strategy of the past two months.
The Obama campaign spent weeks playing up the contraception fight and pushing legislation to guarantee women equal pay for equal work — and then crowing about how women were fleeing the GOP. Obama got pushed into backing gay marriage more quickly than he wanted – but once he did, the campaign milked it for days to try to make Romney look like a throwback. The drumbeat on more affordable student loans has been constant. And now, the president is trying to drive a wedge between Romney and Hispanic voters with a sustained push to soften U.S. deportation policy.