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Posted on 02/17/2007 10:44:13 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Obama: U.S. ready for black president
By JIM DAVENPORT, Associated Press Writer 13 minutes ago
White House hopeful Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record), taking a fellow black lawmaker to task, said Saturday voters are ready to elect a black president.
"At every turn in our history, there's been somebody who said we can't," the Democratic senator from Illinois told a nearly all-black audience of about 2,000 at Claflin University.
"Some people said we can't do this, we can't do that, so we shouldn't even try. If I have your support, if I have your energy and involvement and commitment and ideas, then I'm here to tell you, 'Yes we can.'"
The comments drew the loudest ovation during a question-and-answer session in his first campaign swing through South Carolina, an early voting state.
The first-in-the-South contest here is seen as a test of candidates' abilities to reach black voters. Half of the state's Democratic primary voters are black.
Obama responded to comments this past week by Democratic state Sen. Robert Ford of Charleston, who helped mobilize black voters for former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards in 2004, but has switched to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2008 presidential race.
Ford said Tuesday that Obama, a first-term senator, has much to prove. "The media made this guy bigger than life," Ford said. "This guy isn't tested and they made him a rock star."
Ford said one reason he was supporting Clinton, the New York senator, is that he is skeptical Obama can win the presidency and worries his nomination could hurt other Democratic candidates.
"Every Democrat running on that ticket next year would lose because he's black and he's top of the ticket. We'd lose the House and the Senate and the governors and everything," Ford said.
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Yes, America is ready for a black President. One named Michael Steele.
Yes, but not him.
Then Obama only needs the US to be half ready!
What a prententious jerk. I hope he goes down in flames.
Methinks the gentleman doth protest too much.
America is ready for a PATRIOTIC, QUALIFIED, EXPERIENCED, CONSERVATIVE, CONSTRUCTIONIST Black President....not an inexperienced RACIST SOCIALIST POS.
Dang, Beat me to it! But very true.
They're usually Democrats.
Yes, but not him.
In addition, he's just as white as he is black. I guess he's going to choose the latter so he can make himself out to be a victim.
Dream on, Obama!
Yeah, but but Hellary says US ready for a female president... oh, unless she was talking about Condi.
how about Walter Williams....Mallard Fillmore seems to think so
The real question is: U.S. ready for mulatto president?
Has anyone ever looked up what bills (if any) Obama has introduced during his 2 long years in the Senate? He's articulate and clean and all, but what's he actually done besides make speeches before swooning media and liberal crowds?
Yep, Clarence Thomas.
I think being articulate is basically the only thing besides being black that he has going for him.
this guy has zero chance of winning. the DNC knows it, but they have to have someone for HRClinton to wrestle with. Otherwise it just looks like they anointed her (which they will).
and with hillary for the dems, guiliani and mccain will not win... mainly because they will not pull significantly from her base. meanwhile, romney will pull the female vote directly from her base and potentially some of the liberal vote (he did win in MA).
btw, applying the same filter to romney's religion, i do not see him making his religion a major issue. since it's not a major issue with him, i do not see it conflicting with my religious issues (which are few)... as our religions are different.
so far, i see romney as the only conservative candidate with a chance.
Better Steele that Hussein Obama.
By the way I didnt know Obama was black.
Isnt he Mulatto?
Why has he forgotten his white half, Was his mother that bad? Why did he forsake his Grandparents who raised him?
I think Maybe Hussein picks and chooses which color he wants to be according to what it will do for him politically. He thinks his dark side will win him election to the presidency I think he is full of crap.
You mean half black?
Hmmm - those are good points!
This is what this is going to turn into. It's a question of whether America is ready for a black president--with who is most qualified going on the backburner.
Just like the Super Bowl
Reporter: ....how does it feel to be the first black coach?
Coach: Well, it's great, but I'm doing this for my team and my God...
Reporter: Yes, but you're Black! How does it feel?
I still think Romney is the most qualified. I'm just not sure how much that's going to come up.
My thoughts exactly. Thank you.
Obama should note and take a lesson from Dr. Keyes. Dr. Keyes never played the race card. Many of us wanted Dr. Keyes to become president because he was brilliant and was for "we the people."
You, Obama, are a racist, addle-brained, and from all appearances, a crook. It has nothing to do with your skin tone.
I'm ready - just not for Barack.
Yes, and her name is Condoleezza Rice.
Or Condoleeza Rice, if she would run. Definitely NOT Obama Osama.
Good points & I agree. I have seen pictures of him with his grandmother from Kenya but none of his 'white family'. I know his mother is dead. I don't see where Obama has done anything much....He surely doesn't represent anything that I would want in a president. ~~P~~
I'm still trying to figure out what that has to do with him.
and clean too!
Obama is Not black he is Grey.. or Offwhite..
We had one. He got impeached. Can't have another "first black president."
I heard a caller say that people used to pray for then-Gov. Romney to protect them from the corrupt legislature.
After Romney left office, they were praying for the corrupt legislature to protect them from the newly elected idiot governor. (Already abusing an SP helicopter, and canned the Crown Vic for a pimped-out Caddie)
Romney did not give early support to his then-lt. gov that was running to replace him.
Lots of other things too.
I'm not saying that I won't support Romney, but I'm hoping for better conservative candidates.
Whatever happened to J. C. Watts?
You can't dye a black shirt.
No, not Clarence. We don't want him replaced on the SC by some liberal.
Or Condi Rice
Gosh. He's "All that and a bag of chips" ain't he? *SPIT*
Sorry I was late to the party, but it is ironic how the media neglects to observe how many more Black Americans are welcomed and celebrated in the Conservative movement than the "token" blacks in the Liberal movement.
He's done nothing but align himself with evil:
Here's all any Conservative needs to know about Barrack Hussein Obama:
Special Interest Group Ratings:
Planned Parenthood - 100% Support
National Right To Life - 0% Support
NARAL - 100% Support
Americans for Tax Reform - 0% Support
ACLU - 83% Support
NEA - 100% Support
NOW Hags - 100% Support
Citizens Against Government Waste - 13% Support
Gun Owners of America - 0% Support
NRA - "F" Rating
Federation for American Immigration Reform - 0% Support
US Border Patrol - 8% Support
Unions - 82% - 100% Support
Population Connection - 100% Support (These are the 'Zero Growth' freaks)
[Barrack Hussein Obama's record in the Illinois senate:]
- Opposed the Defense of Marriage Act; would work to repeal it in the U.S. Senate; would not vote for any legislation that would restrict the ability of gays and lesbians to marry.
- Opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act four times in Illinois. A similar bill passed the U.S. Senate 98-0. The Born Alive bill would have prohibited a baby from being born alive but left to die according to the mother's wishes. Obama inexplicably opposed this bill not once, twice, or three times, but four times.
- Obama took almost $90,000 in bundled contributions from the Council for a Livable World. The council is a well-known anti-defense organization.
- Obama puts rigid ideology before what's best for the people of Illinois, and presumably he would do that as President as well. He has on several occasions made public his opposition to the NAFTA trade agreement and his belief that it must be negotiated. All the while thanks to NAFTA, Illinois exports $1.3 billion in agricultural goods to Canada.
- Obama refused to vote for a bill in the Illinois State Senate that would have increased penalties for drug traffickers.
- Obama voted against a bill that would have delivered the death penalty to gang members who murder first responders.
- Finally, just in case you thought it couldn't get any worse, Obama was the only member of the Illinois State Senate to vote against a bill that prohibited early release for sexual predators.
Cant kill the innocent fast enough, cant free the guilty soon enough!
I don't have a problem with a black US President, but I do have a problem with an antichristian President.
But not its first muzi president.
Yes, I'm ready for a black president too. You mean Tom Sowell, the smartest person in the country, is finally running for president? Who did you say...say it again I didn't quite hear your.... Barack Obama????!! You mean the ultra-lib from Illinois?...surely you just? You're not kidding?......hahahahahahahahahahaha.. Good joke.
Stole my line!
OK...here is the deal:
BARRY ISN'T BLACK.
You sure can fool all the people all the time...just ask Stalin!