Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Is America Ready for Its Second Black President?

John W Lillpop

Barack Obama has set America on fire by announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to study a possible presidential bid. The senator from Illinois said he would announce his final decision on Feb. 10.

While the Mainstream Media and most liberals are thrilled at the prospects of an Obama in the White House, there are those who are not exactly infatuated by this turn of events.

The most obvious dissenters would be the Clintons, Hillary Rodham, and William Jefferson.

Hillary is not amused by the Obama candidacy because of her own designs on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. With just two years to go until January 20, 2009, Hillary was ready to sublet contracts for renovation of the White House, including a high-technology security system with a "Bimbo detector" to keep William Jefferson honest.

And William Jefferson is still basking in the glory of being America's "first black" president. With a "real" black man in the Oval Office, Clinton's legacy and connections within the black community might be diminished. He might even have to actually spend time in his Harlem office to keep up with Obama.

All of this may be moot if that exploratory committee comes back with a negative recommendation for Obama.

But in all honesty, when was the last time an exploratory committee advised a candidate that his or her chances of winning the White House carried the same statistical probability for success as George W. Bush winning the Nobel Peace prize?

John Lillpop is a recovering liberal, "clean and sober" since 1992 when last he voted for a Democrat. Pray for John: He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where people like Nancy Pelosi are considered reasonable!