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The 2nd black president

Will it be harder for another black candidate to be elected after Obama screws up so much? He was elected partly on the novelty factor because he was the FIRST BLACK president. Same for women, if Hillary had won and became FIRST FEMALE president would all of her mistakes be held against any future female candidates?
How many more years do you think it will be before another minority gets anywhere near the White House when they can no longer rely on novelty to win votes and have to walk the walk instead of just looking good on camera and being the FIRST person of some pointless genetic characteristic?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:04 AM on Sep. 3, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (27)
  • I truly believe that Obama has totally screwed it for the next guy.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:48 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • It would show that racism is a powerful thing. Why would ONE black man's actions taint the whole race?

    White men have been F'ing us for DECADES and yet we have no problem voting them back in....
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:06 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • I don't think it will affect that many, maybe some. Of course I wouldn't vote for Hillary or Obama, so if the right woman or man comes along I will vote for them.
    micheledo

    Answer by micheledo at 10:09 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Not if that next candidate is Dr. Alan Keyes! Or, Condoleeza Rice. Either of them would do such a great job,and would work very hard, with high morals and ethics to fix this mess our current "president" has put us in!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • First let's get this right. He is not just black. He is black and white. So he is the first Interracial President. That we know of.


    I do not think he is doing a worse job then any of his predecessors have done.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 10:12 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Why would ONE black man's actions taint the whole race?

    Because the perception is that he was elected because he was black, not because he was qualified. Would people look harder at the next candidate because they don't want to be suckered again? Most candidates aren't all that qualified, but some are scrutinized more than others even when everything else is equal. This is one of those situations. Case in point, Mitt Romney, potential FIRST MORMON president.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:13 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • i hate that everyone says he's black, it's like they are ashamed of his white side..either way the country messed up by voting him in no matter what he is, he's not black or white, he's a mutt & a moron
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • "It would show that racism is a powerful thing. Why would ONE black man's actions taint the whole race?

    White men have been F'ing us for DECADES and yet we have no problem voting them back in...."


    So according to you EVERY WHITE PERSON EVER is a racist???? Your using the same tactic as the OP, that the actions of some taint the entire race!! Sounds to me like your somewhat racist against white people, even though i doubt your old enough to remember slavery or segregation......
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:23 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Your using the same tactic as the OP, that the actions of some taint the entire race!!

    Not taint the race, put them under more scrutiny. The same way teenagers are trusted less after a few kids at a school are caught doing drugs, or a whole religion is painted with the brush of one family of psychos protesting funerals. How many people began mistrusting Mormons after one family had their kids taken away, even though the family had nothing to do with the real LDS church and the kids were taken away because of a prank phone call?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • White men have been F'ing us for DECADES and yet we have no problem voting them back in....

    lol you are a nut job.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

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