BARACK OBAMA

For all practical purposes, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois has thrown his hat into the presidential race for 2008.  Commentators feel this will be a titanic race with muscle (organization and money) on Hilary C linton’s side and charisma and freshness with Obama.  As one Democratic strategist put it, “Senator Obama’s got the magic, but Hilary Clinton’ got the muscle”

       Obama has little expereince;  Clinton has a lot of baggage.  At the moment Clinton is ahead in the poles but Obama has just started to fight.  Do you think, come 2008, there is any chance the American voter will elect a 45 year old black man their president?

11 Comments »

  1. 1
    Barbara Says:

    There’s a good chance they would elect him. Much water will flow under the bridge until that decision is made, however. Why doesn’t Canada have any visible minority candidates for major office yet?

  2. 2

    Neil –

    Quite right, Barbara, but Kim Campbell madeit to the P.M.

  3. 3
    Paul Geraghty Says:

    I would love to see a President Obama with a Vice President Clinton! Barbara – we did have a Canadian Asian as Premier in BC I think.

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    Barbara Says:

    Yes, Neil, poor Kim Campbell was the sacrificial lamb the PCs put up in the midst of the Mulroney scandal. She never had as much political clout as Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Rodham Clinton. How long was she allowed to be PM?
    Ahd there was one Asian premier. Good for him! How many have run for high office?
    The US has come a long way and still has far to go. Canada did not have to recover from a terrible history of slavery, though.

  5. 5
    Paul Geraghty Says:

    Plus – Jeanne Sauve was Speaker and then later Governor-General – (the last two of whom have also been very talented women including one of Chinese birth).

  6. 6
    Barbara Says:

    Those are excellent examples — however, neither was voted in. The original question was would the US elect a black man.

  7. 7
    Barbara Says:

    You forgot the current GG — Michaele Jean.

  8. 8
    Paul Geraghty Says:

    Actually no matter who gets elected as next US President I think we should save time and impeach them now!!

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    Herbesse Says:

    Will this make my Presidential race stocks on trendio rise? http://www.trendio.com/word.php?language=en&wordid=1977

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    Benard Says:

    This is a racist website. The question is indirectly asking if a black man is capable of leading a country like US, despite having a monkeys IQ. Racist people

  11. 11
    Barbara Says:

    No one is disputing the abilities of Sen. Obama or anyone else mentioned on this website. I think you misinterpreted. The question suggested that the people in the USA might be too racist to elect him president. I would hope to think that is not the case.


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