quote:Originally posted by Empty Purnata:
My problem with Obama is that he's too moderate and he's trying to appeal too much to the "mainstream Center" (read: middle class White folks).
But, that's to be expected I guess, there will never be a Black president who gets elected without making White folks feel 'comfortable' with him. But then again, what good is a Black president if they don't do much for the Black Community and would be busy trying to make White people trust them?
But who's to say whether he would do much or little for the Black community? Unlike, say, Condi, Obama knows and can articulate the problems and condition of the Black community. It would then be a question of whether or not he would be able/willing to enact legislation that would benefit us. And that remains to be seen.
Also, right now, the only way we get anything in this country is by pandering to White folks. We have not yet learned how to get anything through our own efforts (as a community). And until that changes ...