Ahead in the national polls, Obama made his charge as he campaigned in a traditionally Republican state where he has invested heavily in hopes of collecting 13 electoral votes. He is spending far more on television advertising in Virginia than McCain and has 50 offices statewide. The trip was his seventh here since wrapping up the Democratic nomination in June.David Espo, AP writer of this piece, is obviously bigoted. Anyone who puts "capital of the confederacy" and "nation's first black president" in the same sentence is making the inference that the Confederacy was racist. The only innuendos missing were those about Southrons being ignorant rednecks, driving pickups, waving battle flags and keeping the negros down.
Still, in a state that once boasted the capital of the Confederacy, Obama's campaign indicated it understands the challenge involved in trying to elect the nation's first black president.
It's OK, though. I'm sure some of Espo's best friends are negros.