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After 232 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, 219 years since George Washington, a slave owner, became the first President, a person of African descent, has become the 44th President of the United States. A black man has been elected the President of the United States. A nation that endured genocide of the native population, centuries of slavery, a brutal civil war, a century of segregation, and only 45 years since the March on Washington, civil rights act and voting rights act.
He has achieved the last “first black” designation. Parents of African American children can truly say you can grow up to be President of the United States.
Barack Obama is the best candidate, best qualified, best ready to lead America at this time. Therefore, we support Barack Obama for President and encourage all Americans to vote for Barack Obama for President of the United States. His steady even nature is exactly what America needs in a time of severe economic crises at home and with two wars abroad. He is not a reactionary. He's even tempered. He does not get rattled.
Before it became politically expedient for John McCain to change his position on immigration he was in favor of some form of amnesty for for those who have crossed the border illegally. Once he began his run for President McCain claimed that he got the message that Americans wanted border security first. But because he got the message on border security does not mean he has changed his position on the free movement of people and goods in North America in other words open borders and NAFTA. So McCain and by extension his Vice Presidential pick Sarah Palin are in favor of well more of the same with respect to immigration (we're actually not sure about Palin's position no one gets to ask her questions). Some conservatives even refer to McCain as Juan McCain because of his immigration positions.
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Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama seized history in becoming the first African American candidate from a major political party
to become the nominee for President of the United States. On a night 45 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s epic I Have A Dream speech.
Obama encouraged Americans to face their fears and set forth on a new course that “patriotism has no party.” A course set forth by Franklin
Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. He told the crowd of over 80,000 in Denver's mile high stadium that America' is better than the previous eight years.
He provided the critics with the specific policy proposals he has long championed but the media has failed to pick up on.
John McCain's hosting Saturday Night Live has had a strange effect. Putting his Presidential campaign in jeopardy he has chosen 30 Rock Star and SNL
writer Tina Fey to be his Vice Presidential candidate. Sources close to the situation indicate that McCain was really impressed with Tina Fey's
characterization of the democratic primary, where she mocked the media's so-called infatuation with “The One” the peoples champion Barack Obama.
McCain's blatant effort to appeal to Hillary Clinton voters, instead of choosing the best qualified to lead in a time of national crisis is bizarre.
McCain doesn't even know his vice presidential pick Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska. They met twice briefly. What does it say about McCain's temperament and judgment that he picks a Vice President that he doesn't really know. What does the fact that they do not know each other further say about Palin's potential role in any McCain administration besides a marginal one.
The entertainment news media frenzy that surrounds American celebrity is often highlighted by paparazzi snapping pictures of Britney Spears going to court fighting for custody of her children (which would be without the glare of the public eye an intimately personal and private matter), to surrounding Britney's car as she pumps $4.75 gasoline, asking her stupid questions without much pretense of journalism. Americans become glued into this sort of entertainment while missing issues such as “Time Horizons” in Iraq and the idea that the U.S. President now has the power to “disappear” an American Citizen if they are labeled an “enemy combatant”. The mindless state of the entertainment media bled into the political realm with John McCain’s comparing of Barrack Obama to the celebrity of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton- Barrack Obama, a U.S. Senator and Harvard educated former University of Chicago Law Professor.
I grew up in the Oceanhill-Brownsville section of Brooklyn NY, during the 60’s and 70’s. It was a place that the city classified as a ghetto, but those of us living there called it home. Brownsville was filled with Blacks who struggled from day to day not to live a but to survive living, Many lived in broken down tenement buildings that had no heat or hot water in the winter and nothing but a box window fan to keep them cool in the summer. Apartments in these tenements were infested with mice and roaches, as well as drunks and drug addicts in the hallways. Yet even in these bitter conditions we persevered.
Barack Obama has become the first African American Presidential nominee for a major political party in 232 years since the founding of the republic, in 142 years since the end of slavery, and in 44 years since the end of American apartheid. Although Hillary did not actually concede the night in which he clinched the nomination a few days later Hillary gave a resounding speech in support and full endorsement of Barack Obama. The trick is to get her supporters, some of whom feel it was Hillary's turn, to now support Obama.
Is Now The Time? A Look At Obama's Win In Iowa
Obama's win in an overwhelmingly white Iowa may catapult him to the Democratic nomination.
Iowans looked pass race and to the ideas and character of the candidate and chose Barack Obama (Dr. King would be proud).
Although Obama's victory is historic, Jesse Jackson won several primaries in 1988 but later fell to Michael Dukakis for the democratic
nomination. Bill Clinton failed to win the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary but won the nomination.
There are a few questions that remain after several months of democratic primaries. Here are a few:
The controversy surrounding sermons by Barack Obama's pastor Jeremiah Wright have been discussed throughout the web and blogosphere.
Thanks to those who seek the truth and YouTube one can see the entire Wright sermon in context where he is quoting a U.S. Ambassador who
says after 9/11 that chickens have come home to roost. The controversy reached such heights due to media networks such as the right-wing
Fox News whose repeated unfair and unbalanced examination of the clips of Wright fueled the fire. Obama's speech on race was at first
hailed by the media as the beginning as an honest dialogue on race. A couple of weeks later the speech is now becoming marginalized
caught up in the next spin cycle.
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