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I live in Michigan, not California. So, there is some excuse for my not knowing when the gubernatorial recall election will take place. Being puzzled, I did an online search, learned that it was set for this coming Tuesday, and came up with this article on the NPR website.

I have no idea who the Libby Denkmann being interviewed is — though I am sure that she is one of the usual suspects that NPR rounds up. Nor do I know whether her report on the polling data is accurate. Nor do I care. In the last two presidential elections, the polls were far from accurate. What amazed and delighted me was not what Ms. Denkmann said, but what she did not say — to wit, that the leading Republican contender in the race to replace Newsom — Mr. Larry Elder — on whom she focuses much of her attention, is black.

Perhaps, however, Ms. Denkmann is more concerned with “the content” of the man’s “character” than with “the color of his skin” and Martin Luther King’s dream has been fulfilled.

Could that be true? Suppose that Larry Elder was white and Gavin Newsom black. What would she say then?

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  1. DaveSchmidt Coolidge

    I don’t think Obama would have said that if he had a brother he’d look like Larry Elder. 

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  2. Jager Coolidge

    If Elder does not win, is that another example of the blatant racism of American and the people of California?

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  3. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf

    Jager (View Comment):

    If Elder does not win, is that another example of the blatant racism of American and the people of California?

    Nah, it’s an example of the blatant racism of the Democratic Party (which controls California).

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  4. Spin Coolidge

    Hold up.  You are still around?  Well color me excited!  I’m glad you are here.  I still hold a grudge though over the whole Obama getting elected thing (holy moly we are many years out, I should get over it).  

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  5. Ben Sears Member
    Ben Sears

    What interests me is that, if polls show Newsom ahead, why are both the dotard and his VP heading that way to campaign for him?

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  6. Kozak Member

    White “Liberals” acting progressive

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  7. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)

    The recall election may end next Tuesday, but the ballot harvesting has been going on for weeks. 

    The question is when is Michigan going to have a recall for Whitmer?

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  8. I Walton Member
    I Walton

    How do we explain her not mentioning his race?

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