The Bob Herbert Countdown!


Since the theme of the night became "small town mayor" versus "community organizer" (cue laugh track), what's the over/under on Bob Herbert—or a similar, earnestness-spurting liberal columnist—making the argument that this is racial code for which the GOP must be shame, shame, shamed? Does it happen today? Tomorrow? Do we have to wait for the Sunday papers?

It didn't occur to me at first, because I associate "community organizer" with "trust fund-happy college grad" more than I associate it with "ex-Black Panther," and I associate "small town mayor" with "season three of Buffy the Vampire Slayer." But there was a mini-eruption when the RNC called Obama a "street organizer," so the subliminals are all there, ready to be plucked.