Salena Zito on our ” divider ” president and the necessity of playing identity politics when you have no accomplishments of  note to tout .

  ” The latest Gallup in-depth poll shows only 43 percent of white 18- to 29-year-olds plan to vote for Obama, down 9 points from the 52
percent backing him in 2008; his support is down 9 points among postgraduate women,too.

   Despite Coulson’s education, profession and gender, she is as yet unmoved by Obama despite being a clear target of his identity politics.

  Those numbers are why you must picture Obama’s strategy as creating a majority coalition of “hyphens” (African-American,Mexican-American, gay/lesbian-Americans, etc.) , said Eldon Eisenach, a Tulsa University political
science professor. “