Somebody recently told me that Barack Obama can’t be elected president because in the past 100 years, only one sitting Senator has won a presidential campaign. Every year, I hear this argument advanced against one candidate or another, and it never makes any sense to me. This year it makes even less sense.
For one thing, 100 years is way too far to go back. In 1907, women couldn’t vote, TV hadn’t been invented yet, and nominees were actually chosen during the party convention. What does that have to do with modern-day America?