Snood, I think Georges point, and my point as well, is that the obsession with race will go away alot sooner if people quit obsessing with it, and that includes you and Bill. The thing that I object to, that when people insist upon bringing this up over and over, that somehow people are supposed to think they are entitled to a special break, or that somehow alot of us should have some kind of a guilt complex or something. I have no guilt complex, and I won't vote for anyone based on race. For any candidate to suggest they are special in some way because of race is a turnoff.
Same with Hillary, she thought she was special because of being a woman. Sorry, I looked at her accomplishments as a candidate, and I didn't see any, and I don't agree with her, so I couldn't care less if she was a woman, I wouldn't vote for her.
Same with Palin. Being a woman is not what determines whether she is any good or not. The jury is still out in my opinion, but I will give her a chance, based upon what I learn about her.
Continue to be befuddled if you want to, snood, but frankly I think alot of people are sick of being called racists and bigots as Bill routinely does. We all acknowledge a few people vote with race being a factor, but it may occur both ways wouldn't you admit? Some people vote for some pretty inconsequential reasons, many and varied. Alot higher percentage of whites will vote for Obama than blacks will vote for McCain. I just think it is time for people to grow up and get over it.
I am reminded of an old saying, nothing breeds success like success. The best thing the black community could do for itself instead of looking for reasons to feel disenfanchised is to succeed, look at those that have succeeded, such as Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas, even Obama, get an education, work hard, and perhaps most importantly encourage two parent famileis, and succeed. You would be surprised at how fast things would change. Will the government do this for you, no. I realize you are a success, but the black community in general has alot of work to do. I would suggest focusing on that instead of looking for injustice. All of us have suffered injustice at some point or another.
Snood, peace. If you want to elect a black man, how about voting for a black Republican? As soon as one runs, it is incredible how viciously they are attacked by the black community. Do me a favor and read the following link, discussing how MLK was a Republican, and what the Democratic Party is, the party of 4 S's: "the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S's: Slavery, Secession, Segregation and now Socialism."