Can Sen. Obama really think that Ms. Ferraro’s comments on race are neither relevant nor true?
Has the sense of entitlement African-Americans feel become so ingrained that they are incapable of recognizing that their race is a part of their character, part of the tone of media coverage and part of any view taken of minorities by the chattering classes, or anyone else, including themselves?
The last public figure to stress the content of one’s character over the color of one’s skin got shot for it, and Blacks – and liberals – have been preying on skin color ever since.
Sen. Obama has no resume to speak of at any level of government of which he has been a part. He has never held a real job at all. Even as a Senator he has not been at his desk working much of the time, but rather out campaigning for President. Why his constituency pays him not to do his job is an open question.
His “policies,” if he has any ideas that could thusly be described, recall only the 1960’s campaigns of Muskie and McGovern, both candidates soundly defeated.
He has no employment record, no policies, no legislation, no ideas.
The only reason the public at large has heard of Sen. Obama is his race. To argue against that is to argue against reason.
It is a measure of America’s unseriousnes not only not to recognize this, but to refute it when experienced, recognized party leaders say it out loud.
This does not mean that Sen. Obama would be a disaster as President; he may be quite good. No one has broken the code on what makes a good President
As a moderate Conservative I disagree with many of his policies, but certainly he would represent a break from Baby Boomer presidents, both of whom have destroyed their parties and shamed America before the world.
He further would show minorities that not being a victim, that not living life awaiting handouts and spreading blame, relying instead on hard work can get them to the very top.
Jesse, Al and Louis all can now step aside. Thank you – and Goodbye.
These are two large steps forward every adult American should appreciate.
But to pretend that his race is or has been immaterial and therefore is to be neither recognized nor discussed is silly to the point of stupefying absurdity.