Where is history being made?
Sunday or Monday I heard a woman in New Hampshire say that she had been inclining toward Obama but then she wondered whether she’d be able to live with herself years from now if she had to confess that she had had an opportunity to vote for the first woman president and hadn’t done so. I wouldn’t be surprised if many other women did and will feel the same way. And, on the other hand, that there have been and will be many people who decide for Obama for the reason that he’d be the first black president.
Prescinding from these two particular candidates, of the two possibilities–the first woman or the first black–which would be of greater historic significance?