Elinor Lipman wrote an outstanding op-ed in the Globe today about her decision to favor Senator Obama over Senator Clinton in the Democratic primary race. Her main point? Stop overemphasizing identity politics when determining individual voter decisions in 2008. Here's how it concluded:
Am I not allowed to gravitate toward that baseline human trait? That's how we live our lives, favoring the even-tempered over the snappish, the deft over the tone-deaf. Advantage, Senator Obama.