My son, who is also an Obama supporter, sent me this New York Times "Outposts" blog by Timothy Egan.  It's called "Obama: The Shock of the Red," a narrative showing how stunningly well Barack did among white males and in red states.  The appeal of this black candidate among white men is a phenomenon all around the country, and it's actually a milestone for Democrats.The second of the comments on this blog makes an interesting observation on this: that President Bush's appointment of Colin Powell and then Condi Rice as secretary of state broke the barrier.