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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Picture of the Day - 2

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


  • Didn't know where to stick this.

    It seems to me the coverage of Obama's victory has almost exclusively focused on race. Almost nowhere is there mention of issues, new vision, rejection of Bush/Cheney/Rove. No focus on Bush's historically low approval ratings nor the historically high "wrong track" numbers.

    As historic as the blackness of Obama is, I think it diminishes Obama and insults my intelligence as a voter to ONLY see him as "the black president". The media, once again, misses the bigger picture.

    By Blogger -epm, at 11:45 AM  

  • Just heard a clip of Colin Powell on the radio saying essentially the same thing. That to focus on the "blackness" of Obama is to ignore the exceptional skill, talent, intelligence and character of the man and HOW and WHY he won.

    I'll add, being black was a hurdle to winning, yet to listen to the taking heads, you'd thing it was a huge asset!

    By Blogger -epm, at 12:33 PM  

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