Carol Platt Liebau
 Michael Barone points out -- contrary to the claims of some political thinkers -- that demographic changes do not necessarily always work in the Democrats' favor.  He points to compelling evidence that Republicans have basically locked up the white working-class vote, long a mainstay of the Democratic coalition.


Obviously not.  But when the charges of racism against Republicans are leveled, as they inevitably will be -- when the desperate Obama campaign is trying to goose minority turnout -- it will be worth remembering who played the race card first.


Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.