Oh, Clintons. How you do amuse me. I’d totally love to say race has nothing to do with it and that it’s not on your minds. But since you’ve milked the hell out of your popularity with Black people, I really can’t. What’s Hillary saying now? Obama’s just offering people “words”. Am I mistaken? Has she begun fulfilling her campaign promises already? Is she snuggling up next to W in the White House bedroom and rearranging the furniture and otherwise moving back in? Otherwise, I’m not sure what’s different between his campaign and hers. Aside from the constant winning. I’m not commenting on this because I’m some huge Obama supporter. I’m not against him either although the issues I have with him are the same problems I’d be having if I’d ever considered voting for Hillary.
Which I haven’t.
The point is. I’m not going to be so naive as to think it’s only about race when it’s in the Clintons’ favor. I would probably laugh until my ribs cracked if she’d just be honest, throw her hands up and be all gape-mouthed before whining, “But… He’s BLACK!” I really would. I think she truly intended to ride on her husband’s coattails of being the Black representation in politics. And even though quite a few Black people seem to ignore it, it’s been the Bush administration that knocked that dream off track. You know. By having so many (read: two) actual Black people in high office. Now we’re all… wait… why don’t we just run for President ourselves, Clinton? Okay, okay, but let’s not take that all literally like we should vote for people by virtue of their ethnicity. But. If all else is equal. Then yes. That’s the logic behind Affirmative Action and I think statistics on representation can illustrate why we are still in dire need of that. Let’s also not overlook it if all things aren’t equal in the first place and Obama’s a better candidate all on his own. Oh, if only a democrat with a chance would have the balls to be pro-life. I wouldn’t have to write in my vote for Ralph Wiggum.