I think Obama has a very, very serious shot at winning the presidency, and if he does, I think we can thank George Bush.
It’s just this simple: By the time of the election, America will be so utterly revolted and fatigued byjust how deeply foul Bush and Co. have been, that our minds will be cracked wide open and we’ll be ready to give a black man a try.
I’d say the same theory would apply to Hillary, except that she just has so much buggage in her way, as well as good stuff on her side (mostly in the form of her increasingly-beloved hubby) that whatever happens with her will be a thing apart from Bush.
Oh, and we’ll also be able to thank Oprah, since she is going to, for the first time in her public life, stump hard for Obama. And it will be an interesting test of the Oprah Factor. She got the country reading…can she get them voting for a black man?
I’m jsut sad that my mother died a few months ago and won’t be around to see him elected. My most cherished possession of hers is her NAACP Lifetime Membership plaque, dated 1963.
Anyway…anyone have a different take? A pooh pooh? I’m not sure this is that much of a debate, but I never feel comfy brining up politics anywhere other than the Pit or GD…