The Power of Nightmares

The vitriol directed at Obama during the RNC is the most significant aspect of this pseudo-event for me.  There is a heavy ration of Obamaphobia compared to a much lighter load of Romneyphilia.  The intense fear and hatred directed at this President is remarkable considering the Republican-lite policies he has enacted.  Thomas Frank published an analysis of this in a recent issue of Harper’s: http://www.harpers.org/archive/2012/09/0084040

How much of this is about race?  At the end of the rhetorical day so much seems to distill to:  “You must fear this scary Black man because he is coming for all of us Caucasians.”