U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at a state Democratic election celebration party in Manchester, N.H., Dec. 10, 2006. New Hampshire voters take their presidential primary responsibilities very seriously, and while Democratic party activists were clearly excited about Obama’s first visit to the state Sunday night for a sold-out rally and standing-room only book signing, some made it clear that he’ll have to keep coming back for more intimate chats if he wants their support.
US political darling Barack Obama has received enthusiastic support for a possible 2008 presidential bid — except from fellow African-Americans, a group many believed would be among his staunchest backers.
In contrast to the effusive reception Obama has received from white Americans, many US blacks so far have been cool, saying that while they may share skin color with Obama, they do not have a common culture or history.
“Obama did not — does not — share a heritage with the majority of black Americans, who are descendants of plantation slaves,” wrote African-American newspaper columnist Stanley Crouch last month in an article entitled “Barack Obama — Not Black Like Me.”
Radio host George Wilson, whose nationally-broadcast talk show tests the opinions of a cross-section of African-American listeners, said response to the Illinois senator so far has been “lukewarm.”
“He’s not getting as much of an enthusiastic send-off from black people as he is from whites,” Wilson said.
This is interesting racial politics, or is it?
Baldilocks warns the RIGHT: A Warning To The Right
Iâ€™m tired of the insinuations about Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) because his dead father was a Muslim. Iâ€™m tired of the insinuations about his middle nameâ€”Husseinâ€”and the racist/bigoted insinuations that Iâ€™ve seen on the Right that flow from there. Iâ€™m even tired of the assertion that the senator isnâ€™t even really a black American (whatever that means to a group of people who are demonstrably of mixed-race for the most part) because he has a white mother and a non-American blackâ€”i.e. Africanâ€”father and, yes, since his father and my father were/are of the same tribe and nationality, I take that last bit of information quite personally.
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Political buttons supporting US Senator Barack Obama, D-IL, are seen in Manchester, New Hampshire on 10 December 2006.
Flap has never given the racial or religious heritage of Barack Obama much thought. He is a young and inexperienced LEFTY politician. Obama has been in the United States Senate for only two years.
Is this someone Americans want as Commander in Chief?
Flap would NOT even consider him a “SECOND FIDDLE” for Hillary.
When Flap votes for the President, he wants SUBSTANCE and with Obama there is just NO BEEF.
A supporter holds a sign backing Senator Barack Obama for president in 2008 at a Democratic party rally in New Hampshire. Obama has received enthusiastic support for a possible 2008 presidential bid — except from fellow African-Americans, a group many believed would be among his staunchest backers, but who say that while they may share skin color with Obama, they do not have a common culture or history.
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