posted on Jul, 2 2006 @ 06:35 PM
Too bad he is a Democrat. Democrats try to hold back black leaders, so I don't see him being much more than a Senator from Illinois.
Al Sharpton decides to run for the Democratic nomination for President in 2004. What does the Democratic Party do? They trot out Carol Mosely Braun
out to take votes away from him. She had no business in that race.
Andrew Young is another example. In 1992 former mayor of Atlanta, Andrew Young is all set to become DNC chairman. Bill Clinton is totally opposed to
Young, and sends out the word to the electors that he approves of his white friend Terry McAuliffe. Terry McAuliffe gets the job.
Innocent until proven guilty does not matter to Democrats when it comes to black congressmen. William Jefferson gets unceremoniously voted out of his
House Ways and Means committee position, without a trial. The vote was held by Democrats even though the Black Caucus protested the move.
Hopefully Obama can break through the barriers that the Democrat Party imposes on black leadership!