will obama make the first black president?

Kenya
June 5, 2008 9:58am CST
NOW that senator Barak Obama is the presidential candidate,one hurdle i think still remains ahead of him, thats the race to state house my, question is do you think he will make it to the state house?
6 responses
• United States
5 Jun 08
If McCain wins we will have our oldest president ever won't we? There is a lot more at steak here than the color of a persons skin or weather they are male or female. If the media wasn't constantly pointing it out to us, I for one would probably not even notice. I'm keeping faith that the American people will see past the fact that he's half black and vote for the person who can best protect our country from radical Islam who openly claims they plan to take over the world. If they take over, nothing else will matter, we won't get to vote.
• Kenya
7 Jun 08
I agree totally we shouldnt judge aperson because of the color of their skin but by that persons personality, it is qiute disheartening to hear that in this 21 century some one can still think like people used to think in the early ages of the world ,things like race hs been an issue even in the sporting world, we need to stand against this vice forever?kilimanjaro.thanks for the insightful reply.
• United States
10 Jun 08
ive learned that when somebody has their mind made up theres no way your going to change it. I dont think Obama is a good fit for this country as well as mccain. Ron paul could do a better job than each of them in my opinion. hilary too. but i agree with whatshername on the fact that whomever gets elected needs to make it a top priority to keep the radicals islamics at a distance and dont get too comfortable with them. I beleieve barack still has his loyalties to the muslim religon and wont be able to "control" them as clinton did. we wont even mention bush...
@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
5 Jun 08
First let's get this straight.... HE is not an African-American. He just carries some of the color and blood of an African. Whom by the way wasn't even legally married to his white mother. He was abandoned by his African father who went back to his legal wife in Africa before Obama was even 2 years old. He is as much a white person as he is black. He wasn't born in Africa nor was he raised in Africa. He wasn't even raised as a black, he was raised by his WHITE grandparents who sent him to good private white schools. So for him to call himself a "black" is just another lie! I don't trust anyone who had the good life he did and then say they are something they are not just to get a vote. I sure hold a lot of sympathy for his grandparents who are now being judged by his(Obama's) wife because they are white.
• Kenya
7 Jun 08
HOLD on kowgirl, you are going too fast .,listen to your words you surprise by yuor talks ithink you dont want to accept the reality of the situiation and refusing to accept that he is black ,whtat makes aperson black is not how he was raised and who rised him itis their parents and obamas father is african not even african -american,obama knows this and he has been in Kenya three times and also ,his father never abandoned him, couples disagree and even after their separation he was in constant contact with him ,another thing i dont know what you mean by white, obamas maternal grand mother is not white, shes cherokee,just accept the truth and it will set yu free dont deny what people are about to witness,aperson of black descent leading the world super power,if obama is not black the where do you place peolpe like Bob marley ,Mariah carey,/
@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Sorry to say but you are so wrong.. Take a good look at his WHITE Grandparents in the picture in "people" right here on Mylot, There isn't one drop of Cherokee blood in that family. Oh and take notice of how much "Barry" as they called him looks like his white grandfather. And Yes, his father did abandon them so he could go to Harvard. Obama, Sr. did not try to keep in touch with him or his mother. Barack Obama Sr., a native of Kenya, met Stanley Ann Dunham while they were students at the University of Hawaii. In 1963, he essentially abandoned his family to continue his studies at Harvard. Barack spent four years with his mother and her second husband in Indonesia, he returned to Hawaii at age 10 to live with his grandparents and go to the Punahou School in Honolulu. At the time,his mother, Stanly Ann was an anthropologist employed on development projects in Indonesia and around the world helping women obtain microfinance. Leaving his mother was hard, but Barack preferred to stay in America with his grandparents than in Indonesia with his mother.
@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
8 Jun 08
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1808666/posts These are B.H.Obama's Grandparents and their parents Madelyn and Stanley Dunham Born : Madelyn Lee Payne Born : Stanley Armour Dunham Nationality American Children Ann Dunham her Parents Rolla Charles Payne and Leona McCurry his parents Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham, Sr. and Ruth Lucille Armour Race: White, Caucasian as you can see none were Cherokee
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
5 Jun 08
I would love to see that he becomes President for American. At least the blacks in America will finally be proud. Blacks has build America and still there are so many negativeness toward them. When you look at Sports there it is black majority. I hope the white supremacy do not try anything negative. The whole world is paying attention now.
@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
5 Jun 08
Why shouldn't he be the President. The man has run a decent campaign that has somehow managed to maintain momentum. He's managed to craft a decent message that the voters seem to like and he's managed to get everyone else talking about how he'll be the first-ever black president without getting personally involved in a racial debate. It also helps that George Bush has made a hash of things and the popular sentiment is not for anyone associated with George Bush. While Barak Obhama has had a record for being against the Iraq war from Day one, John McCain continues to back a war, which most Americans do not want to be involved in anymore. So, on paper, Barak Obhama should be a shoo in. Having said that, there are many, many more weeks to the election in November. Many things could happen. Iraq could suddenly go right. The economy could pick up. George Bush could get shot and John McCain's Repubilcan's would get loads of sympathy. And one should never under estimate John McCain who has proven to be an experienced and seasoned political fighter.
• Kenya
6 Jun 08
yeah right,kerriannc,this is going to be the greatest test for AMERICA,its always good to see the way people have been looking at him and the expectations that the people are putting above his shuolders,the tears that have been shed,to see that.
• United States
5 Jun 08
"I have a dream, that one day my four children will live in a nation where they will NOT be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King,Jr. And yet we talk about the color of his skin and ignore his character. I think that Dr. King would weep if he could see what was going on today. And Merrell Lynch, Time Warner and American Express have all had black Presidents so No, Obama will not be the first.
• Kenya
7 Jun 08
YEAH ,IHOPE MARTIN LUTHER WOULD BE HAPPY TO SEE WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN BUT ALSO SAD ,THAT PEOPLE HAVE NOT CHANNGED IN THEIR HEARTS ONLY LYING ABOUT CHANGE IN THEIR ACTIONS.kilimanjaro.
• United States
16 Jun 08
The man is really not Afro-American. He will be the first Arab president. With all the hoopla Arabs get from Americans, why isn't anyone giving it to him, too?
@jason1308 (1587)
• France
9 Jun 08
I am not American so I am viewing this from the outside, but I think if Obama wins it would bring a chance for the US to draw a line in the sand and put all this Black/White thing behind it. I am White, but to me the colour is not important, its the person, and to me I view Obama as an American as I do Clinton, or Cain and I can't understand why everything has to be put in its different catergories, whether it be politics, religon or music.