The two leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination -- Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama -- soiled themselves with desperate pandering.
Last weekend Sen. Clinton pulled out the gender card, pointing out that she's the female candidate for president. Wow. Stop the presses.
Not to be outdone by this, Sen. Obama, when asked if he considers himself the front-runner for the nomination, replied: "I'm never a front-runner; I'm always the underdog." Oh, yeah. Light up the victim mentality crowd.
You can't encourage the American people to see beyond old prejudices when you perpetuate them for your own selfish reasons. It's cheap politics played by a couple of cheap politicians.
So what else is new?