"The question is really whether America has already decided Obama is too black to be president. If that line has been crossed, than there's really nothing he can do to convince them otherwise. Ultimately though, you have to wonder whether Obama being marginalized because of his race (and whatever you think of Wright, putting his words in Obama's mouth is about seeing Obama as the sum of racial fears) was an "if," rather than a "when".
Whether or not he gets elected, his candidacy has complicated the way we talk about race in America. On some level, that has to be a good thing."
--dnA at Halfrican Revolution on Obama's speech on race and politics