And the racism card was a strategy from before he ever announced he was running. There was never any reason for it. He began his campaign with a speech saying something to the effect: There going to tell you he's too young; there going to tell you he's inexperienced; there going to tell you this and that, and a couple of other things, I can't remember; and then, Oh, and by the way he's black. No one on the other side had ever said anything about his being black. The Dems just began claiming any criticism of Obama's policies on anything was because of his skin color. It was a brilliant strategy, dishonest as hell but brilliant because the chickenshit Republicans were so terrified of being called racists that they didn't have the balls to fight back. Obama was like Republican kryptonite. And he virtually got away with murder because nobody was willing to challenge him for fear of being labeled a racist. I hated the Democrats for being so dishonest but I hated the Republicans more for being cowards.