Barack Obama handed Hillary Clinton another stinging primary defeat in a predominantly white state this week.
What's that, you say?
Oh, no, I'm not talking about West Virginia.
I'm talking about 92% white Nebraska, where Obama downed Clinton 49-46 on Tuesday night.
You probably didn't hear about it, because it wasn't widely reported. In fact, do a Google news search for "Nebraska Primary" and you only get local tv and regional newspapers mentioning it.
Why the media silence? Well perhaps, as Omaha's Channel 3 News put it, "today's presidential primary does not mean much in the scheme of things. Nebraska Democrats already gave Obama a solid win in the February Caucuses."
So, basically, since it doesn't change the dynamics of the race at all, there's no real point in making a big deal over it.
Unlike West Virginia, where Hillary Clinton picked up a whopping net gain of 12 delegates, narrowing Obama's lead to a mere 180.
No, no, the "real story" is that Obama has difficulty winning white voters, as clearly illustrated by the way he won Nebraska.
I'm afraid when Hillary says that Obama can't win the "white vote," she's talking about these people.
Clinton argues Democrats can't win the White House in November without white people who are afraid of black candidates and those who insist Obama is a Muslim, all evidence to the contrary.
Well, can we at least try? Please?