Tim Noah

Skinny Boy
August 05, 2008

A couple of incredulous friends have emailed me this argument that any discussion of Obama's "skinniness" and its impact on the typical American voter can't avoid being interpreted as a coded discussion of race and despite my true respect for Tim Noah, I share their reaction. At times it feels as though every single observation/accusation about Obama has to be cross-referenced with every racist trope in history and disqualified if there's even a vague accidental match.