This is why there have not been postings since Tuesday.
Of course, I am keeping a close eye on the Presidential Election. I am going for John McCain. In a shuttle bus earlier today, a few of us were talking and I was the only one backing McCain (it is New York so I am not too worried).
Just seen a page on this and remarks from Boris Johnson. Comments like this (assuming that they have not been mis-reported) are ones I find very annoying. These crass remarks insult the undoubted ability of Barack Obama as much as anything else. He should be considered on his abilities alone and not because of the colour of his skin. The vast majority of people would think it crazy if a well known politician claimed that a McCain victory would be a “fantastic boost” for white people. The same should apply here.
It is also insulting to assume that black people automatically support Barack Obama and it reminds me of the time when someone told me he could guarantee that I did not know a black person who supported the Conservative Party. It was not even worth giving these claims the time of day!