Lewis Diuguid (10/22, Opinion, “Election predictions are holding up so far”) seems to tell us the only reason Bill Richardson didn’t get elected was because of ethnicity. For Mitt Romney it was because of religious bigotry, and for Hillary Clinton it was because of sexism. And if Obama is not elected, it’s because of “this country’s burning fires of racism.”
Really, Mr. Diuguid? Are those the only reasons that candidates are rejected by the electorate? Then I submit that if John McCain is not elected, it could be only because of ageism.
In Diuguid’s world there seem to be no other factors that count other than the bigotry of the voters. It must be a great comfort to Mr. Diuguid to live in a world where no one is ever called to account for what they did. Then they can blame every failure on their demographic category.
By Diuguid’s logic, the results of this election will prove that we are either a racist or ageist country.