Ben Smith gets an e-mail:
An Obama supporter, who canvassed for the candidate in the working-class, white Philadelphia neighborhood of Fishtown recently, sends over an account that, in various forms, I've heard a lot in recent weeks.
"What's crazy is this," he writes. "I was blown away by the outright racism, but these folks are f***ing undecided. They would call him a n----r and mention how they don't know what to do because of the economy."
Coates said it best a few days ago: "Racism is a luxury that, at this point, a lot of white voters can ill-afford. I think a crucial number of them know that."