There are reasons why Ta-Nehisi Coates is a must read. Here’s one:
So the new rumor is that Barack is actually the son of Malcolm X. No seriously. Dude look at the resemblance! And they actually have a very similar speaking style. Some may be tempted to see this as the event that will lose us the election. But I have a different take–Barack Obama isn’t black, he isn’t even biracial. Dig it–Malcolm’s grandfather was white. Barack’s mother was was white. So Barack isn’t really half-black–he’s about a third, tops. That has to be worth a few points in the polls, no? I think this news will swing Montana and Georgia.
You have to click over to Coates’ blog to see the pics for yourself. I think they’re on to something … or on something … or something.