Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ferraro's Political Incorrectness

Geraldine Ferraro may be wrong about Barack Obama being where he is only because he is black, but she should not be labelled a racist. Her words are worth discussing. Obama is one of the least experienced American politicians, one of the most naive and most ambiguous when it comes to what he actually plans to do as president. There is a degree of irrationality in his success.

Obama has received over 80% of the African-American vote, however he has a lot of support among white voters as well. Liberal guilt? Not necessarily.

I believe the main factor is Obama's charisma, not the color of his skin, though it is impossible (or overly PC) to ignore that race has at least some impact, too. Barack Obama is a cheerleader/preacher combo, sweeping people off their feet with beautiful words that do not really mean anything. His plans, experience and knowledge of the issues are inferior to Clinton's. His only advantage over her is his showmanship.

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