Back in March I was in Amsterdam eating dinner in a restaurant. At the table next to mine was a loud-mouthed Dutch guy who was spouting off on various subjects with his more quiet companion. I remember this part of the conversation:
“I’ll bet you any amount of money that neither Clinton nor Obama will be the next president of the U.S. Americans simply are not ready to elect a woman or a black man as president. There’s no way they will do it.”
He was loud and emphatic and repeated this in several ways.
Even though I knew then that he was a stranger and I would never see him again, he made a strong impression. I really wanted him to be wrong.
Well, as everyone knows, he WAS wrong. I only wish I could have seen his face.