THERE ARE NO ATHEISTS IN CLOSE ELECTIONS: Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown writes in the SF Chronicle that Rev. Wright has been de-underbussed by President Obama:

“If Obama looks as if he’s going black, he could turn off white people. So he’s largely been lying low on the race issues – visibly pushing for the Latino vote, the gay vote, the women’s vote, but not the black vote. But last weekend, he held a conference call with a collection of black preachers that included his old pastor, Jeremiah Wright. He wanted to talk to them about getting out the vote.”

Note that this potentially juicy story is listed six paragraphs into an opinion piece; but then, burying damaging news for Mr. Obama rather than selling newspapers has long been the style at Chronicle.