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Obama: U.S. ready for black president
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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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1 posted on 02/17/2007 10:44:15 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes, America is ready for a black President. One named Michael Steele.


2 posted on 02/17/2007 10:45:10 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama: U.S. ready for black president

Yes, but not him.

3 posted on 02/17/2007 10:47:07 AM PST by Rocko
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To: Sub-Driver

Then Obama only needs the US to be half ready!

What a prententious jerk. I hope he goes down in flames.


4 posted on 02/17/2007 10:47:16 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Methinks the gentleman doth protest too much.


5 posted on 02/17/2007 10:47:41 AM PST by Argus
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To: Sub-Driver

America is ready for a PATRIOTIC, QUALIFIED, EXPERIENCED, CONSERVATIVE, CONSTRUCTIONIST Black President....not an inexperienced RACIST SOCIALIST POS.


6 posted on 02/17/2007 10:47:43 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Peach

Dang, Beat me to it! But very true.


7 posted on 02/17/2007 10:48:12 AM PST by spikeytx86 (Pray for Democrats for they have been brainwashed by their fruity little club.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"At every turn in our history, there's been somebody who said we can't..."

They're usually Democrats.

8 posted on 02/17/2007 10:48:45 AM PST by rickmichaels (God Bless America, Land That I Love)
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To: Sub-Driver
Perhaps, but probably NOT a Half-black, platitude laden, Muslim-born Socialist bearing a name synonymous with evil
9 posted on 02/17/2007 10:49:59 AM PST by digger48
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


10 posted on 02/17/2007 10:50:04 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Sub-Driver

Dream on, Obama!


11 posted on 02/17/2007 10:50:21 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Sub-Driver

Alan Keyes


12 posted on 02/17/2007 10:50:28 AM PST by wastoute
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, but but Hellary says US ready for a female president... oh, unless she was talking about Condi.


13 posted on 02/17/2007 10:51:36 AM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America..Duncan Hunter 2008.)
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To: Sub-Driver

how about Walter Williams....Mallard Fillmore seems to think so


14 posted on 02/17/2007 10:51:43 AM PST by calinative31
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama: U.S. ready for black president

The real question is: U.S. ready for mulatto president?

15 posted on 02/17/2007 10:52:43 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism is the most extreme form of dementia.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


16 posted on 02/17/2007 10:53:31 AM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: Peach

Clarence Thomas.


17 posted on 02/17/2007 10:53:49 AM PST by Sherman Logan (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep, Clarence Thomas.


18 posted on 02/17/2007 10:55:18 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Reagan would vote for Hunter)
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To: John Jorsett

I think being articulate is basically the only thing besides being black that he has going for him.


19 posted on 02/17/2007 10:55:48 AM PST by mel
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To: Peach
Yes, America is ready for a black President. One named Michael Steele.

ditto

20 posted on 02/17/2007 11:02:16 AM PST by madison10
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To: Sub-Driver
i am constantly hearing from the MSM about candidates that will represent my interests in washington. since this guy is focusing on his race, i would guess race is a major issue in his book. that being said, his race and mine are not the same.. therefore, he would not be representing my interests in washington.

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.

21 posted on 02/17/2007 11:06:32 AM PST by sten
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To: Peach

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.


22 posted on 02/17/2007 11:06:35 AM PST by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: mel

You mean half black?


23 posted on 02/17/2007 11:07:31 AM PST by panaxanax (Ronald Reagan would vote for Duncan Hunter!)
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To: sgtbono2002

Hmmm - those are good points!


24 posted on 02/17/2007 11:08:44 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


25 posted on 02/17/2007 11:09:23 AM PST by CheyennePress
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To: wastoute

"Alan Keyes"

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.


26 posted on 02/17/2007 11:18:12 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Sub-Driver

I'm ready - just not for Barack.


27 posted on 02/17/2007 11:21:54 AM PST by popdonnelly ([Democrats] are jubilant at our disasters and are cast down when the rebels are defeated -Sept. 1862)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama: U.S. ready for black president

Yes, and her name is Condoleezza Rice.

28 posted on 02/17/2007 11:23:19 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: Peach

Or Condoleeza Rice, if she would run. Definitely NOT Obama Osama.


29 posted on 02/17/2007 11:26:59 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: sgtbono2002

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~~


30 posted on 02/17/2007 11:27:14 AM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: sgtbono2002

Bingo, Sarge!


31 posted on 02/17/2007 11:30:30 AM PST by panaxanax (Ronald Reagan would vote for Duncan Hunter!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I'm still trying to figure out what that has to do with him.


32 posted on 02/17/2007 11:31:08 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: mel

and clean too!


33 posted on 02/17/2007 11:32:19 AM PST by The FIGHTIN Illini (Screw the ncaa)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is Not black he is Grey.. or Offwhite..


34 posted on 02/17/2007 11:32:59 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: Sub-Driver

We had one. He got impeached. Can't have another "first black president."


35 posted on 02/17/2007 11:34:06 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: CheyennePress
Romney is a RINO. Looked how he sacrificed Massachusetts to a sleazy, racist black bozo.

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.

36 posted on 02/17/2007 11:36:13 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Sub-Driver

Whatever happened to J. C. Watts?


37 posted on 02/17/2007 11:36:26 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus: "A whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: Sub-Driver

You can't dye a black shirt.


38 posted on 02/17/2007 11:39:58 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Sub-Driver
An all-black audience of 2K black people can't see that Barry is much more white than black? That Barry is much more Muslim that Southern Baptist? That Barry is a b@lless, angry man who is all media hype and no guts? Where are the lily white maternal relatives? Where are the white grandparents who raised Barry? The blackest thing about Barry is his "Strong Black Womyn" wife and keeper of the family jewels.

Barry Obsama is a collection of lies and spare parts.
39 posted on 02/17/2007 11:42:24 AM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

No, not Clarence. We don't want him replaced on the SC by some liberal.


40 posted on 02/17/2007 11:44:59 AM PST by 353FMG (I never met a liberal I didn't dislike.)
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To: Peach

Or Condi Rice


41 posted on 02/17/2007 11:50:12 AM PST by az wildkitten
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To: Sub-Driver

Gosh. He's "All that and a bag of chips" ain't he? *SPIT*


42 posted on 02/17/2007 11:52:38 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: az wildkitten

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.


43 posted on 02/17/2007 11:53:15 AM PST by az wildkitten
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To: John Jorsett

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)

http://vote-smart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=BS030017

[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.

Can’t kill the innocent fast enough, can’t free the guilty soon enough!


44 posted on 02/17/2007 11:55:19 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: ishabibble

I don't have a problem with a black US President, but I do have a problem with an antichristian President.


45 posted on 02/17/2007 11:55:43 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable; Stress is optional through faith in Christ.)
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To: Sub-Driver

But not its first muzi president.


46 posted on 02/17/2007 11:56:05 AM PST by gotribe (There's still time to begin a war in Iraq.)
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To: Sub-Driver
This guy sure likes to play the race card a lot.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

47 posted on 02/17/2007 11:56:05 AM PST by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


48 posted on 02/17/2007 11:59:14 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Peach

Stole my line!


49 posted on 02/17/2007 12:02:19 PM PST by Hardastarboard (DemocraticUnderground.com is an internet hate site.)
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To: Cvengr

OK...here is the deal:

BARRY ISN'T BLACK.

You sure can fool all the people all the time...just ask Stalin!


50 posted on 02/17/2007 12:12:50 PM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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