Quoted in the new book Game Change, to be released Monday, January 11, Reid said, during the 2008 presidential campaign, that Obama had a good chance of being elected because he is “light skinned” and did not speak with a “Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” Reid may expect to be called the Democrats Trent Lott or the second coming of Robert Byrd before this is all over. Republicans are already calling for Reid to step down.
The Senator offered an apology to President Obama who responded with a statement:
I accepted Harry’s apology without question because I’ve known him for years, I’ve seen the passionate leadership he’s shown on issues of social justice, and I know what’s in his heart. As far as I am concerned, the book is closed.
Perhaps that book.
Game Change appears to be a book that will remain open for a while. It follows the campaigns of Obama, Clinton, McCain and Palin. Bill Clinton is a major character while poor Joe Biden did not even make the book’s cover.
You can pre-order Game Change through the link below. You pay the same as you would directly through Amazon and I get a referral fee. I will be publishing quotes from the book and opinion beginning Wednesday afternoon.