… that they put beautiful women in ads because they get better ratings than ugly women? Did you know that they will put a hispanic in an ad just because the ad will be played in a hispanic area? These decisions are made in terms of marketing and demographics. What plays best to what audience.

Now, here is the million dollar question: Did you know that a presidential campaign is largely marketing?

Harry Reid isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, but he can tell you that a light skinned, clear speaking black person has a better chance of getting elected than a dark skinned hip-hop rapper. The nerve of the man to actually say it. (Personally I think the USA is color blind enough that the skin color wouldn’t really be the issue, it would be the ‘urban-english’ that would kill such a candidate. The President represents the United States of America, we all, white and black, want him to sound clear and intelligent.) They were talking strategy and electability, in this case Reid was correct and the election results bear that out.

Should Reid resign over this? Hell no. (It does show the double standard the liberals have, they would be crucifying Rush Limbauh over this.) What he said was factual and normal in a marketing meeting. I don’t know why he felt he needed to apologize, I don’t know why Obama felt he needed to. I think Steele and the Republicans mis-fired on this one. Should have taken the high road and ignored it. They look a bit petty in my opinion.