I thought for sure the Glacier would hold true to form and set the standard for racial pandering this weekend at the annual convention of, ahem, “The Race.” Nope. My bad. Hark, the demagogic call of the exasperated second-place candidate:

“Find out how many senators appeared before an immigration rally last year. Who was talking the talk, and who walked the walk — because I walked,” Mr. Obama said at the National Council of La Raza’s annual convention in Miami Beach. “I didn’t run away from the issue, and I didn’t just talk about it in front of Latino audiences.”

The Illinois Democrat said the recent Senate immigration debate “was both ugly and racist in a way we haven’t see since the struggle for civil rights.”

Mr. Obama was the most forceful, promising “in my first term we will make this a priority and get this done.” Mrs. Clinton said she couldn’t predict an outcome, but would “promise my best efforts.”

Exit question: Will this matter a jot to the “Obama Republicans” the media keeps telling us about or is it less a question of actual issues for them than just jonesing on that healing, bipartisan ethos that compares opponents of illegal immigration to civil-rights-era racists?