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Obama first african american president?

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posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 08:59 PM
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have you guys heard about i forget his first name but his last name is Obama he is generating a lot of commotion in the democratic party some even say that he may be the first african american president. Isnt it a little wierd that i only heard bout this guy about two days ago and i believe so has the rest of the country and alread he is generating so much commotion i dont know maybe its just me but it seems that now in days politicians seem to come out of no where maybe i should pay more attentino to politics. Please post ur opininos and views about him. all opinions are welcome Post Away!!!




posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 09:03 PM
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*not to burst a bubble here, but can someone move this down a couple notches to Politics & Scandals.*

And on topic, I honestly don't know who the heck this kid is and I am curious about all this talk of him.



posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 09:08 PM
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Barack Obama, running for a Senate seat for Illinois, if elected he would be the first African-American senator, (I could be wrong on this heard it on the TV),very good public speaker as witnessed during his convention speech but I think he would be in line after Hillary from what I have seen and heard, maybe a VP ticket with Sen Clinton, then his own run for the White House. Depending on this years elections we could be talking quite a few years before this would pan out, so I think we'll just have to wait awhile for Mr. Obama.

(Please correct me on my info, just posting from my limited knowledge of the man)

update: not the first look below for the first since reconstruction. thx for the correction.

[edit on 7/28/04 by JacKatMtn]


LL1

posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 09:09 PM
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Need 2 know, try this:

www.senatedem.state.il.us...



posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 09:14 PM
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im not saying this to be racist (by the way which im not) but white supremist groups will make it thier number one priority that any african american president will be assinated at all costs. sad to say but its true.



posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 09:33 PM
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Originally posted by KrazyIvan
im not saying this to be racist (by the way which im not) but white supremist groups will make it thier number one priority that any african american president will be assinated at all costs. sad to say but its true.


I truly doubt that white supremists have the numbers or the know how. They get a lot of press, because of America's past, but thier numbers are quite small, and as a cohesive group or lone gunman, quite ineffectual.



posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 09:37 PM
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He won't win this election but it maybe intresting to see him run in 2008. I would'nt mind a black president, just as long as he is not a Malcom X persona, I would prefer a MLK jr or a Bill Cosby (who would get my vote if he ever ran) personality.

Ivan does bring up the point that the KKK and ANP (American Nazi Party) will do all in their power to assassinate him in office if he won and to stop him from ever winning an election. They maybe small but only 5 or so people helped kill Lincoln.



posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by JacKatMtn
Barack Obama, running for a Senate seat for Illinois, if elected he would be the first African-American senator, (I could be wrong on this heard it on the TV),very good public speaker as witnessed during his convention speech but I think he would be in line after Hillary from what I have seen and heard, maybe a VP ticket with Sen Clinton, then his own run for the White House. Depending on this years elections we could be talking quite a few years before this would pan out, so I think we'll just have to wait awhile for Mr. Obama.

(Please correct me on my info, just posting from my limited knowledge of the man)

[edit on 7/28/04 by JacKatMtn]


I think Edward Brooke was the First Black Senator elected in 1966 I believe



posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 09:50 PM
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You are correct sir.



First Black Senator elected since reconstruction!
November 8

Edward Brooke
On this date in 1966 Edward W. Brooke was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Brooke a Massachusetts Republican became the first African-American senator since the Reconstruction era in the United States and the first Black senator elected by popular vote.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 09:52 PM
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I think Obama was the first black president of some lawschool Havard perhaps though Im not sure



posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 10:07 PM
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More proof of my ignorance.....

The first African-American Senator was Hiram Revels of Mississippi , the year was 1870.



First African American Senator

On February 25, 1870, visitors in the Senate galleries burst into applause as Mississippi senator-elect Hiram Revels of Mississippi entered the chamber to take his oath of office. Those present knew that they were witnessing an event of great historical significance. Revels was about to become the first African American to serve in the Senate.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


I thought I was wrong in my original post, but I was WAY off this time. I learned something tonight thanks all.



posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 10:11 PM
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Obama speaks really well, is of mixed heritage but has African name, so hea appeals to minorities but can be accepted by whites, he's tall and handsome... all presidential run checks.



posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 12:54 AM
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Obama's speech might have had a real effect if the whore media had decided to show it. I bet they'll be sure to show every bit of the Republican convention...

Read.
www.thenation.com...



posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 01:58 AM
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Originally posted by KrazyIvan
im not saying this to be racist (by the way which im not) but white supremist groups will make it thier number one priority that any african american president will be assinated at all costs. sad to say but its true.


You're not beign racist with your comments at all. As a 23yr old American black male I believe what you say to be true as well. White supremist groups will try their best to assinate any minority (especially black male) who runs for office or wins. But with that in mind being I"m 23, assuming I live to be at least 60 or so I don't believe I'll see a black president at all. I do expect to see our first white female president in the next 20yrs and I do think will have a good chance for a black male VP but no president. And I dbout we'll even have an ounce of an chance in seeing a black female president in the next 100yrs or so assuming humanity makes it that long. Just too many people with outdated ideas that wouldn't have it happen at all. Be interesting to see how many so called Democrats (though I'm a liberal myself) would show their true colors if a "colored' attempted to run for office.



posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 01:59 AM
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I don't know what all the hype about this dude is he gave one speech which was not al that good all he did was cry about him being skinny or something like that and he hasten even been elected a senator calm down people that is all I have to say lets not get carried away.



posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 02:14 AM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23
I don't know what all the hype about this dude is he gave one speech which was not al that good all he did was cry about him being skinny or something like that and he hasten even been elected a senator calm down people that is all I have to say lets not get carried away.


LOL..whatever man. Many both black and white have said his speech was very good and as someone who watched it on TV myself I thought it was very good. Especially how towards the end he injected a non-partisan theme into it as well. Just curious, while I know you're fairly young (under 18) would you consider yourself republican or democrat? If you're the former then it doesnt' surprise me at your response to what others have said in this thread.



posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 02:30 AM
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I have to admitt there is alot of hype around Obama, When you consider Arnold Schwarzenegger has more goverment experence then him right now. I personal think he would have loss the election if the Jack Ryan had not dropped out.

In 2000, Obama ran in the Democratic primary for Illinois' 1st Congressional district against incumbent black Representative Bobby Rush, but was badly defeated.


[edit on 29-7-2004 by ShadowXIX]



posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 09:54 AM
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I'm so glad there have been a lot of responses and it would be nice if people learned to accept new ideas but unfortunatly some people dont like change but hey you never know we might have a african american president sometime soon. I read a paper once written by one of my friends about there being a large possibility that there might be a female president by 2020 i'll ask her if she can send it to me that way hopefully i can post it in here or maybe start another thread to hear your opinions !!!



posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 10:55 AM
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As a citizen of the state of Illinois, I seriously think people across the nation are going overboard about him. I hear people calling him a future President. He hasn't even won the US Senate race yet, although running unopposed right now I doubt he'll lose. Right now he's just an Illinois State Senator from the south side of Chicago.



posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by KrazyIvan
im not saying this to be racist (by the way which im not) but white supremist groups will make it thier number one priority that any african american president will be assinated at all costs. sad to say but its true.


You are correct


This is probably why Colin Powell never ran for President.



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