Monday, April 21, 2008

Short Post

Just some quick questions for those of y'all who read the blog. I'll give my thoughts later in the day.


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.

UPDATE

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.

Truthiz said...
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!!!

6 comments:

dewfish said...

1. seems like an okay matchup. I think can pull it off. we'll see.

2. It's been made clear from the start that Obama isnt relying solely on the black vote. And it has no meaning whether black people show up at the polls or not. some people will vote, some people won't.

3. can't do any worse than where we are now. no matter who gets in, they will be playing cleanup after bush (except for mccain, he actually thinks america is in a good place right now). You really won't get an idea of how obabma is as president until his second term. I'm sure it won't stop people from judging him before that, but thats the way it is.

Deacon Blue said...

1. It'll be a close call, I think, given that there will be people just way uncomfortable with a so-called "elitist" black man...plus angry Hillary Clinton supporters who refuse to support him if he gets the nod. On the other hand, does anyone want a president as old as McCain in the White House? At this point, I say it's pretty close to 50-50, but a lot depends on running mates, too. A McCain-Condie Rice ticket, for example, if it were to happen, might kill Obama, giving his Democratic and Independent detractors a nice-feeling "out"

2. Since I'm not black, I won't try to guess at this one. And my wife isn't around to bounce this off of.

3. Obama will face a rough road because he will inherit all the crap Dubya left behind and the looming oil prices and such. Even without high standards being placed on him, he stands a good chance of failing to earn a second term or be considered anything other than an "OK" president. No fault of his, of course, but then again, Carter had a disastrous presidency and has fared quite well in later years. Al Gore didn't fare well in his run for president, but holds a lot of clout now. Obama might be a great president or might not be, but I think there's a real good chance he'll be a fantastic "elder statesman" regardless.

Truthiz said...

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 _one 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 Unreasibaly 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 miles 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!!!

Truthiz said...

Ooops_ "Unreasibaly" should be "Unreasonably."

Wow...screwed that up_ lol!

Truthiz said...

What can I say but...

BIG Thanks to the Big Man for giving this site fan some "shine"_lol!

Mighty Nice!

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