Barack blindsides a victory

Wow, Obama won! Yet the US press doesn’t seem to be treating it as a major upset; it looks like Hillary is carrying on.

The question is now, are we seeing a cementing of support for the second black president? (Bill Clinton, obviously, was the first.) Or just a first rush of love? My feeling, unfortunately, is the latter. Unlike Hillary, Barack doesn’t have much depth or experience; he’s an instant-water-added celebrity, more a reality TV participant than an enduring star. He’s going to crash and burn in the next two months, as caucus after caucus falls to Hillary. But this isn’t negative; it’s great to have real competition in a US political race.

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