Ugly, that means, if he gets the nomination, and Obama gets the nomination, McCain will have some advantage in terms of color.
I don't mean to make a big deal of this, but a lot of white Americans are in total denial on race issues.
I hear over and over this idea (from pundits) that Obama is more electable than Clinton (because she's been pilloried so long by the right). But I frankly think it's the other way around. The only people who really don't like Clinton are the talk radio crowd (a minority). They're going to vote Republican no matter what. But I think she still has broad appeal to independents. On the other hand, if Obama is elected, I predict some white people who usually don't vote (there are a lot of people, mostly on the poorer and less educated end of things, who don't vote in each election) will--and it won't be for him. I haven't heard anyone else express this point of view. It's mine for better or worse.