Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Is The BBC Ready To Hear A Serious Answer? « Expat Yank

re: "...For what the Beeb naturally misses is that Sen Obama appears to suffer not so much from the racism of whites but from unreasonable expectations from African-Americans. /That’s because the U.S. president (and vice president) is the only office chosen by voters from across the country. If, say, a Californian-bred candidate announced that his main concern were always to be California-focused issues, such sectionalism would be hardly be likely to lead to his winning much support outside 30 million or so Californians. Similarly with what could be called “ethnic sectionalism”. /The office requires someone with wide enough national appeal to allow as many voters as possible to see some little bit of themselves as being represented by that prospective presidential officeholder..."...

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