"Obama messes folks up because he refuses (generally) to campaign in blackface mask. Yes, he does tend to sound a little more down home before black audiences. But he doesn't primarily present himself to us as a vessel for our racial complaint.
That's the mask traditional post-civil rights black pols generally wear, with pride. And it's the mask white pols fake or sincereput on when they seek black votes. No one ever wore it better than Bill Clinton, and thus Hilary by proxy. But there's something about this moment that is peeling this mask from Hilary Clinton's face, right before our eyes," - the American Race.