Friday, February 15, 2008

Just a good ol’ boy…

Barack Obama may be closer to locking up the Democratic nomination for president, but will that be enough to vault him into the White House and into history?

I suspect that there will be many people in America who will vote against Obama because they feel—for whatever reason—that America isn’t ready for a black president. Or perhaps because they are simply racist. I guess you could call this The Good Ol’ Boy Crowd.

I spoke a few years ago with a black lady who was an Air Force service member. She was from Alabama. Does racism still exist in the rural areas of Alabama? I asked her.

Her response: absolutely.

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