Some pundit somewhere has to take credit for inventing a term I never heard of before, and my parents worked for Bradley. It has to do with the skewing of exit poll data due to an overabundance of white guilt. Lord knows that Shelby Steele is going to use this one.
So we're in deep prognostication horse race territory and nobody gets paid to say "I have no idea why", so the crazy theories are hip deep. Explaining why the exit polls showed Obama leading in New Hampshire and actual ballot count saying he loses is the order of the day. Thus the Bradley Effect theory. When they get on TV or in front of a reporter, they want to look enlightened. Yes my neck may be red but I voted for the colored fellow. They say. But in fact, they voted for the white one.
I'm taking all of these screwy theories with a grain of salt. I just wanted you all to know that. I expect somebody is going to write a PhD thesis in American studies on the 57 varieties of racism suffered by poor Barack before this year is over. I just wish everybody would stop being so surprised that he wins and surprised that he loses. There is no predicting. There are just results and armchair punditry.
But just in case, I've got to come up with a cool meme too.