1. How do you all feel about the prospect of a general election featuring Obama and John McCain, and do you still feel confident that Obama can pull things out?
2. If Obama is the nominee, what type of turnout do you all predict among black people, and if we don't turn out in record numbers, what does that say about us as a community?
3. The idea of a black president is wonderful, but how do you all think his presidency will actually look? Knowing that black people are often held to an impossible standard when they get positions of power, how many of you are confident about Obama's ability to meet that standard, and please explain your thoughts?
I'm going give my thoughts on each topic later today.
Sorry about the delay. I got busy at work and whatnot. I also finally watched American Gangster on video and was not impressed. Anyway, I was all ready to post my thoughts on this issue when I read one of the comments and thought I'd give that person some shine.
Oh boy_lol! Okay....#1: From the start I’ve been somewhat conflicted about Obama_or ANY Black man_running for President, at this time, because on the one hand I’m a strong believer that Black folks are “natural” Survivors and the “survivor” instinct in me says rich ANGLOS have spent over 300 YEARS making this COLOSSAL mess let them clean it up!
WHY should the “first” President of COLOR have to deal with it?! We know that even if these were the "best" of times, the “first” Black President would have a hard way to go due to the unfair and unreasonably HIGH standards always set for us in the first place! But these are nowhere near the “best” of times for America or Americans! On the other-hand, there are millions of genuinely good white Americans! People who've never supported the Bush/Cheney regime, or any other corrupt and evil actions committed by any U.S. government; People who are neither “racist” NOR bigots, who want to live a "good" life in a peaceful and “Just” society; People who get it...The “elites” are responsible for this country going to h*ll in a hand-basket because they don’t give a d*mn about average Americans!
#2: I truly believe that Blacks and Whites will turn out in record numbers for Barack IF Barack doesn’t do OR say anything that will cause his campaign to completely implode or slowly bleed away his support in mass.
#3: I defer back to part of my response to #1 and will add...Barack does NOT represent “the answer” to what ails this nation. The truthiz, it's going to take a MEGA truckload of answers to began effectively addressing this nation’s numerous crisis! Nothing less than the dedication and skills of MANY intelligent and HONEST men and women working at ALL levels of government will do in trying to “right” this ship and set it on its Proper course. I now feel that IF Obama is a man of his word and NOT a charlatan(???) his Presidency could represent America's best hope for a “New” beginning_meaning, the first steps in a MILLION mile march.Voting for either George W. McCain OR the Clintons, is in my opinion a vote for “evil” or the so-called “lesser of two evils”; which is the “lesser” evil?...take your pick.As I've said before, My days of voting of “Evil” in any amount (“lesser” my azz) are over!!!