I can’t help but think that Tiger Woods – half black and half Asian, masterful at his craft and with the media, interloper into the great white sport, inspiration for multitudes around the world –  has helped pave a road that Obama is now cruising. People saw Tiger as a black athlete who was articulate, cultured, educated and immensely talented. And they now they just see Tiger. Maybe that is helping America see Obama primarily through the lens of his abilities and not his race.

Obama’s landslide in Iowa last night was historic.