Is Obama's nomination "historic" or just long overdue due to lack of blacks trying?
The "America sucks" convention is over aka the Democrat National Convention. I was way to busy to really pay any attention to it, lucky me. The theme of the convention was similar to 2004. George W Bush was the target of Democrats, but this time they were trying to link John McCain to George Bush. I guess it could have been called the "McBush" hate fest. I would think eight years later their Bush derangement Syndrome would start to fade, I guess not. Hell if McCain wins, they will still be crying the name of Bush against him in 2012. Barack Obama was placed between a rock and a hard place in regards to his teleprompter 5000 delivered speech Thursday night. The speech was given on the same date that Dr. King gave his famous I have a dream speech. For some reason people in the media and people in the black community were trying to link the two events. In reality, the two events were not similar or historically linked at all. It seems that I am the only person to point this out so far. During the civil rights era, the movement was to eliminate black codes and the laws of Jim Crow aka "separate but equal". In other words, Dr. King and others fought for the complete integration of American society. There was no provision to my knowledge that prevented a black person or any other person from an ethnic group from running for President of the United States. If anything, the action would have been pretty dangerous at that time to do, but there was nothing preventing a black person person from doing so. The reason I never was caught up in the hype of Obama running for President as a black man was simply, because I knew that the opportunity have always been there, he was just the first black person more legitimate then the half of a handful of blacks that tried before him. This is what I mean. Before Obama ran for President, only four other blacks ever tried to run for nomination. Three of those four were Carol Mosley Braun, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton. Now lets face reality. These black so called candidates never had a snowball's chance in hell of ever winning the nomination of the Democrat Party. It wasn't because they were black, it was because they were "goof balls" and were seen as radicals that didn't represent mainstream America. To borrow the words of Obama's Vice President candidate Joe Biden, Obama was simply the first black candidate that was "mainstream, clean and articulate". In actuality Biden was right. With those qualities, it made it easy for him to be seen as a legitimate candidate thus he was taken seriously and got the nomination. The opportunity has always been there. Obama was simply the first pseudo mainstream black candidate to actually seize it. You can say "the rest is history".