I’m not going to defend what Bryan said but you really missed the boat.
It was philosophy of Harry Reid had once said about Obama.
"He [Reid] was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama – a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,’ " Halperin and Heilemann said.
Obama was hand picked by Reid himself. Said it behind closed door to democrat donors. It was green light for donor to back him instead of Hillary.
That was turning point during democrat primary in 08…
“Reid was convinced, in fact, that Obama’s race would help him more than hurt him in a bid for the Democratic nomination,” they write.