He is a Black man. And all black people should vote for him. Even if he does turn out to be a bad president, we will have broken a barrier. Have a kick in the door mentality during this up coming election. What have we not lived through? As Blacks, this will be our victory regardless.
I wonder if people are looking to Hilary Clinton as a political leader, savior, or a woman. I wonder the same for Obama. Are they seeing that he is Black first, male, or a political leader? I believe Hilary would be a great president. Without having to reference numbers and articles, I can say that the Bill Clinton years were some the best financially and economically for Blacks and Americans as a whole, adding this is strictly perception. I would almost assume that Hilary Clinton would exceed her husband in providing that same American image.
With Obama, it is clear that he still has a lot of proving to do on the political front. With only a few years in politics, and almost 4 in Washington, he will have to develop an image for himself first (which he is currently doing very well), then get approval from the American people, the world, and eventually the Universe if you believe. The eye on America is a disapproving one at the least, and to turn that around would take superb diplomacy. I believe in Barack. That he will be creative in changing the course of the nation. I believe he will withdraw troops from Iraq; what he does after that is an important question. One that will not be answered in this article.
However, regardless of Obama’s background, the fact that he is a Black male is enough for me to place my hopes for this next election in his confidence. For me and my peers, this will be a stepping stone for us to leap from. I have tried to look at this from a political spectrum, considering the future of our nation and its’ residences. I have also come to the conclusion that our country is in dire need of strong and methodical leadership. No matter the outcome of this next presidential election, the nation will be defined and the world changed upon inauguration. If a woman becomes president. I’ll leave it at that, though I know it would be a great thing for our nation. If a Black man becomes president, the true motives of the White Americans who have held power for so long will be revealed. If a Republican becomes president, people will realized the true procedures of politics and no one will trust the government again. When the losers are announced, voters will see were other Americans stand.
If Obama does not win the Democratic nomination, he will be recognized as one of America’s fastest growing millionaires, a political power player as a few Kennedy’s have become, and an unbeatable candidate for the 2012 and/or 2016 elections. Blacks will also recognize their strength and influence on America, and step up to change the cycle that has kept up oppressed for so long. Barack Obama will win regardless.
Fade – Soul Plantation, Colorado
Every person is entitled to their opinion, I am glad that Fade took the opportunity to share his thoughts through the “Writings On The Wall” blog. The African American (Black) community makes up about 15% of the US population. The Democratic Party has always presumed that in the Presidential Election, Blacks would vote in mass for their candidate. The Black 15% won’t get Barack the nomination, but it is evident from the campaign contributions, that Barack Obama’s popularity extends far beyond a single racial preference profile. The race for the White House in 2008 will be remember as earth shattering and ground breaking because in all likelihood either a Black man or a White woman will be the front runner for the office. Either situation is new in American politics. I encourage all adults of voting age to find a way to enter the dialogue. Change starts first between the ears; the 2008 Elections will bring about changes that affect the world. Revolution and Renaissance for the masses.
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