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Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Paranoia Express has left the station

According to Drudge, "Sen. Barack Obama, who has a white mother and an African father, says if you look African-American, you are treated like one," in an interview to air on 60 MINUTES tomorrow. And the disadvantages he's experienced are, what, getting elected to the United States Senate and being vaulted into an early career presidential run?

Also in the interview,
Obama's wife also addresses the race issue when asked by Kroft whether she fears for her husband's life as a black candidate. "I don't lose sleep over it because the realities are that... as a black man... Barack can get shot going to the gas station."

There are undoubtedly a very small number of people out there who will passionately hate a presidential candidate with whom they disagree. And I suppose there is a reason presidential candidates have protection. But isn't this a little dramatic? Besides, since he's black, it is virtually inevitable that he's going to get rubbed out at a gas station. That goes without saying.

Blogger ReTorte said...

Usually playing the race card backfires in the end, so give the Brotha' a break. After all, we wouldn't be hearing this "I'm protected" discussion if he were of Norwegian or Polish descent.

1:15 AM, February 12, 2007  

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