...but is this nation really ready for an African American POTUS? I still can't get over the fact that this country voted for W twice, but that makes it all the more incredible that the successor to a man who has taken it upon himself to drag our country back into the Dark Ages should be a man of color who wants to talk about unification and ending the war in Iraq.
And that was the theme behind Barack Obama's bid for the presidency, which he announced today in Springfield, Illinois. Good for him! And good for our country, too. What I like about Obama is his seemingly genuine interest in making things right in this country. It's hard to argue with someone who says our country is woefully divided and that the war in Iraq isn't working.
Still, I don't see POTUS material here. We're still making a big deal about there being less than ten black Oscar winners and now the American public is going to put an African American Muslim in the Oval Office? The same public that has cheered George W. Bush into Iraq and who has sworn allegiance to curbing civil rights is now going to vote for a black man who is unashamed to say that everybody in this country deserves the freedom to be happy and access to medical care?
Forget about the American public for a second. Let's ask these questions of the Democratic Party who sold 2004 away by throwing John Kerry into the ring! Theresa Kerry was more of a liability than Howard Dean come to think of it. So now the same party that has been hemming and hawing in the sidelines for the past seven years, and finally managed to finagle ownership of the legislative branch of our country's government this year, is going to bet its hot streak on a black liberal?
Would be nice. But I'm not holding my breath.