Rich Galen

Even more. If the nomination fight becomes one which is between Democratic Whites and Democratic Blacks it is almost impossible to believe that they will come together in time to defeat whomever the Republicans nominate.

So, when I said to Alan Colmes that I thought the racial fight among Democrats was a good thing, I was right: What is bad for my opponent, is good for me.

The Popular Press is not responding to the hideous loss Hillary Clinton suffered in South Carolina because - to a great degree - the Popular Press believe Hillary Clinton should be the next President of the United States.

The fact is Barack Obama crushed Hillary Clinton in South Carolina and the Clinton campaign cannot pretend she didn't contend there. She did and she barely got a quarter of the votes.

Democrats may have to come to grips with the fact that Hillary is not the perfect candidate. In fact, they may have to admit she is a fatally flawed candidate.

If Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were Republicans and not Democrats we would have had wall-to-wall coverage of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the entire Black Caucus of the US Congress denouncing the use of racial politics in the Presidential selection process.

But, because these are Democrats - and one of the Democrats has the name "Clinton" - we have heard nothing from the Racially ultra-sensitive Left.

And we have read nothing in the Popular Press about the Sounds of Silence about a Black v. White primary campaign for President.

"Hello darkness my old friend."

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at