Man of the (White) People (or, "Seriously, WTF?")

By now you’ve probably heard that Ralph Nader has accused Barack Obama of “talking white”.

It would appear that what Nader means is that Obama isn’t focusing exclusively on issues that affect the poor (i.e. “black” issues), like payday loans, asbestos, and lead.


First of all, Obama can’t really help speaking white. SINCE HE’S WHITE. Or, at least, he’s arguably far more white than he is black. Second, why does Nader get away with being such a colossal racist?