posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 06:23 PM
Earlier, I thought New Mexico’s Bill Richardson would be a good VP choice for Hillary. The typical geographical balance. Northeast and southwest. I
don’t know where I got the idea the Dems were convening in Denver, but it is not there, it’s in St. Paul.
Obama. We cannot continue to ignore Barack. He has been consistently #2 in the polls and has been #1in money raising this year. I always liked him.
But I feared the adverse effects on the Hillary ticket with one more social hurdle for the public to climb to back the Democrats. It’s going to be
tough for a lot of men to vote for a woman. I hesitated to add to that another social issue and ask the same voter to vote for an African American.
That was my thinking. I’m wrong.
Now, here’s my thinking. Barack has “forced” his way onto the Dems ticket regardless who is the top choice. America’s blacks shifted from the
GOP beginning in 1932 and those who were slow coming, joined the Dems in the 1960s by necessity. Today, blacks vote 88% or higher for a good Dem. It
is not so much rewarding Barack for his spectacular showing, but it is THE time for blacks to claim their reward for being the ONLY consistent base
for the Dems. The Dems lost the Union vote as the unions themselves were beaten down relentlessly by the GOP. Today, union members split their vote
along the same lies the general public votes. The only SAFE voters the Dems can count on are America’s blacks.
So that makes Richardson a lesser choice. A non-choice. Maybe he will get to make one of the nominating speeches? Richardson, a Latino, should get
top billing and be our next Department of the Interior Secretary. With Edwards being our next Homeland Security Secretary. So that’s my vision for
[edit on 7/19/2007 by donwhite]