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Oprah the Believer

This piece by Washington Post’s African-American columnist was written on December 11, weeks before Iowans went into their Caucuses. Yes, it is inreasingly looking the whole idea of America electing a black president seems no longer impossible. 

Is it foolish to think that a nation stained by centuries of slavery and racism is prepared to elect a black president? Rarely phrased so bluntly, that’s the central question posed by Barack Obama’s candidacy — especially for many African American voters, whose doubts are informed by having seen many an oasis turn out to be a mirage.

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  1. Dr. Ethiopia
    January 6, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Truly the believer. Obama is the real deal. He beat Clinton in every demographic and the Clinton’s don’t lose everyday. History making indeed.


  2. January 6, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Interesting. Yeah, I was one of the non-believers. I thought the Democrats were running with two unelectable front runners – Obama and Clintion. He because he’s black, and she because for some odd reason that doesn’t resonate with me, she gets people so polarized.

    But now I’m a believer in him … not that I can vote 🙂

  1. January 5, 2008 at 4:01 pm

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