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An Astonishing Fact

A black man will be his party’s nominee to be president of the United States. If you were a betting man and you had to place a bet on who is going to win in November, you would be prudent to place it on him. He is a problematic candidate, but not because of his father’s ancestry; rather, because of his views. He will carry aloft the standard of a great political party and a powerful ideological coalition. This is a culminating moment for the United States.