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Sitting Out This Round of Candidate Charades


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Sitting Out This Round of Candidate Charades

Adolph Reed Jr.

OK, here we are again, a year out from a Presidential election, and we're all supposed to be figuring out which of the Democrats has the best chance to win-determined mainly by the standard of raising the most money-and subordinating all our substantive political concerns to the objective of getting him or her elected. This time, I'm not going to acquiesce in the fiction that the Presidential charade has any credibility whatsoever. I'm not paying any attention to the horse race coverage-that mass-mediated positioning in the battle for superficial product differentiation.