The Washington Times - November 8, 2008, 08:22AM

Before the election, political observers expressed concern about the so-called Bradley effect, in which white Californians said they would vote for Tom Bradley for governor but then abandoned him at the polls.

Others pointed to the Wilder effect, in which white Virginians said they would vote for Doug Wilder for governor but then turned out in fewer numbers at the polls.


Now, I suppose, we will have the Obama effect, in which white people tell pollsters they will vote for a black candidate and then actually vote for the black candidate.

Looks like we’ve come a long way after all.