Here's another of Michael Moore's pearls of wisdom from last Friday, America doesn't like having a black President:
Hey Dumbass, guess what!?"America does not like having a black President, that's the sad truth."
"The statistics don't lie, I'm not talking about polls, I'm talking about that the young people in '08 wast he only white demographic that Obama won. Every other demographic over 29, Obama lost the white vote. Every single one."
Democrats ALWAYS lose the white vote! They haven't won it in almost 50 years. Obama is only following in the footsteps of the 10 Democratic candidates before him (many of which received an even lower proportion of the white vote than he did).
The truth of the matter is... America hasn't been particularly fond of Democratic presidents in general. If we look at the period between Johnson and Obama, Repulican presidents presided 70% of the time. There were only two Democratic presidents, and only Jimmy Carter got there with a majority of the popular vote, squeaking by with 50.1%. And again... looking at the two Democrats, voters strongly rejected both Carter and Clinton -- that is, until Clinton made that mad dive to the center after his midterm drubbing.
That takes us back to the pink tutu. As I see it, he can either become even more of an ideologue and go the way of Carter, or continue making concessions and become more of a pragmatist - and hope to go the way of Clinton.