Monday, January 16, 2012

The Best Measure of How Far We Have Come On King Day

... is a black president in the White House.

9 comments:

Brendan said...

Agreed. The all-white-millionaire field he beat to become President, and the all-white-millionaire field lining up to challenge him, are a good indication of how far we have to go.

Anonymous said...

How about all the white people who voted for him and got him elected in 08. Many of those same whites will vote him out of office in 2012, not because he is black but because he has over played his hand.

gruntled said...

If we get to the day in which the race of a black candidate is no more relevant than the religion of a Catholic candidate, that, too will be progress.

However, I expect President Obama to be re-elected, so I don't think we will see your scenario come to pass.

Anonymous said...

It's not relevant now. Democratic blacks and whites cruelly trashed Cain just as Republicans did to Obama...

Anonymous said...

Barack Obama's wealth is estimated to be somewhere between $3 and $7 million. What does the fact that he was up against other millionaires and the fact that they are white have to do with anything?

gruntled said...

I don't know - why do you bring it up?

Anonymous said...

Because Brendan made a point of the fact that he beat out an all-white-millionaire field and he is facing an all-white-millionaire field. What was his point? Obama is a millionaire also. And I'm pretty sure that Herman Cain wasn't white. I just don't see the point of Brendan's original post. Herman Cain shows that the Republicans are open to all comers and everyone knows that it takes money to run for the Presidency and they all seem to have it - black or white.

Brendan said...

My point was that we haven't had a non-millionaire President since before Coolidge, and that's a terrible trend. I wasn't excluding Obama from that group. (Of course, a hundred years ago, there WERE no African-American millionaires.)

Herman Cain, as Dr. Weston has repeatedly pointed out, never had any intention of becoming President. Guess how many people in US history attained the White House after a successful career in the private sector that included no government office? Hint: less than one.

Anonymous said...

Good to know that Dr. Weston can read Herman Cain's mind and that because something has never happened that it will never happen. A black man had never been president before. A woman has never been president. I'm pretty sure that anything can come to fruition. Even a very savvy, private sector working, non-government employed president is a possibility.