An excerpt from Christopher Hitchens:
However, it was not really the class vote at which people were looking. In North Carolina, Senator Obama reaped almost one hundred per cent of a constituency which the commentators quite frankly called by its primary color.
In Indiana, that constituency is not such a large share of the electorate.
Nobody especially likes to bang on about this, but this is as good an explanation as any for the discrepancy between the two candidates and the two states.
And, since West Virginia and Kentucky are next up – and reporters are almost unconsciously describing these two states as for some reason more “natural” for the former First Lady – in a short while we will be seeing the pendulum of politics swing back again.
There is less and less point in pretending that this campaign is not “about” race.