Thanks to InstaPundit for the pointer.
Another person of similar experience, by the way, was George W. Bush --- he had less than six years of experience at the state level, in a state that has a very weak executive, and that was it.
What is the standard for obtaining preferential affirmative action? Is 1/4 black necessary, or 1/6th good enough?
e - Another Senator with Obama's experience ran in 2004; his name was John Edwards. He was also a much less eloquent speaker than Obama; had flipped-flopped on a bunch of stuff; and had some other liabilities that Obama does not have. Obama also had more political experience at the state level. Nevertheless, he placed a strong second in the primaries. So, I am pretty sure Obama would be doing just as well -- if not better -- right now if he were white.
Do you really agree Obama would not be a serious contender if he were a white male?