The runoff between incumbent Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss and Democratic contender Jim Martin takes place this Tuesday. Barack Obama has avoided appearing in Georgia on behalf of Martin. Turnout is always a challenge in a runoff election. Obama's appearance would obviously lend significant assistance to the contender. Why has he avoided Georgia?
"Maybe because he knows Martin is going to lose!"
It's a puzzling question. The sagacious Michael Barone speculates that Obama does not yet want to risk his political capital and suggests that Democrats are ambivalent about the prospect of achieving a veto-proof Senate majority: More
And now he is Not Black