quote:Originally posted by jazzdog:
The man is running for the President of the United States, not the "Black United States", this notion that somehow he is going to get involved in every issue important to membes of the African American people is just alittle out of touch with reality. This is an election year, would most people actually believe him if he gave his word that he would be involved in every issue even down to the grass roots level.....NERGO PLEASSSSE! No matter how much white folks may love him, if he turns his Campaign into a big Campaign to resolve all of black america ills, the closet he will get to the white house will be as a guest for dinner.
Jazzdog, i find this line of thinking to be totally unrelated to whether Obama treats black constituents with dignity and respect. I am aware that some of his platform/agenda is beneficial toward african americans, however his public appearances as of late, seem to be either berating african americans for one reason or another, or patronizing them.
The "he's not running for black america" line is played out and irrelevant. What is relevant is the way in which he interacts with AFrican Americans and lately he's been unimpressive in that aspect.