Barack Obama has discussions with ex Vice President of the United States Al Gore about the future power source in our country. He also looks at the effects our current system is having on our country as well as the rest of the world.
In this article from the New York Times They question Barack Obama’s worth coming from having no experience to the way he runs his meetings questioning if he has the ability to control enough people or influence them to do his job how he is expected to.
In this article in the New York Times it talks about the possibilities of Holder becoming the Attorney General and many of his qualifications as well as the problems that he has faced in his life. One of the main problems was his decision not to hold a man Marc Rich guilty for tax evasion and illegally making deals with Iran during a hostage crisis. Instead of sentencing this man he was gave the go ahead and president clinton pardoned him. In many spots in the article it talks about how Holder would be a good choice, however in the second paragraph there is a line that says.
“If he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Holder will be the first African American attorney general.”
Why? I understand that this point in history will always be remembered regarding President Elect Obama however I don’t see the point in pointing out that he will be the first African American to hold that position. Are we so caught up in that we as a country arent racist we have to point out everytime that we have a minority hold a high position? The man is well qualified, he has man supporters on both sides of the senate Republican and Democratic. I just don’t see how his decisions will change based on his ethnicity. He is and will be a well qualified possibility for the position whether or not he gets chosen for it. Why do you need to point out that he is black it shouldn’t matter qualified or not. Race is not a basis for intelligence and skills in political ability.
What do you think?
In these two articles writers speak about the racial activity following the election of Barack Obama and the effect that it is having on people in the United States and several Political Leaders in the rest of the world. In Worldwide Fear of a Black President it talks about a German Politician who spoke out against Obama saying that he was elected (Obama) because of the “American Alliance with the blacks and the jews”.
I understand that there are people that have yet to crawl out from under their rock and realize that Hitler is dead and we don’t own people anymore. I just hope that the man that was elected by a landslide victory with electoral votes and also won the election in terms of the popular vote something our twice previously elected president was only able to do once. I also understand that many people are still sore to the idea that the person that they voted for lost. However, I hope that we as a country can come through and possibly show enough respect for the man that was elected President of the United States and focus on the more important issue at hand the status of our country and not the color of his skin.
When comparing presidential candidates why would you really need to point out that one is the “first biracial possible president – his father being Kenyan and his mother being Caucasian and a freshman senator from Chicago, and he’s frequently been called inexperienced. With black skin, some consider him unelectable in a country that only 44 years ago had to pass legislation to force an end to the racial segregation that divided the nation.” How is this truly important when it comes to leading our country, when it comes to making decisions that deal with foreign policy, when it comes to helping our country out of its current financial situation that our previous twice elected president was able to put us into. How is it important that his running mate could be the first Roman Catholic Vice-President?
Obama is the first African American to be nominated by a major political party for the President of the United States. A graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he served as President of the Harvard Law Review, Obama worked as a community organizer and practiced as a civil rights attorney before serving in the Illinois senate from 1997 to 2004. He taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 92-04. Obama announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate in January 2003. After a primary victory in 2004. Obama was elected to the senate in 2004 with 70 percent of the vote. On February 10, 2007 he announced his candidacy for President of the United States in front of the Old State Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois. The choice of the announcement site was symbolic since it was also where Abraham Lincoln in 1858 delivered his history “House Divided” speech. Throughout his campaign Obama has emphasized the issues of ending the Iraq War, increasing energy independence, and providing universal health care, at one point identifying these as his top three priorities.