Do you honestly think that a black person can become our President in 08?

United States
January 9, 2008 4:45pm CST
Ok, it has started and Senator Obama has made some tremendous jumps into history. Has the prejudice been reduced to the point that he can enter the White House? Not too many years ago blacks could not vote. They did not serve side by side with white military members. We have special "hate crimes" to offer protection. I have no question about his abilites nor qualifications. The only fact is the reality of this happening in 2008 here in America. As you know there are many "power brokers" within our borders. Will they allow this to take place? As a person of voting age. Young and old. How do you see this highly unsual event unfolding right in front of us?
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
9 Jan 08
The colour of someones' skin should stop being an issue and time to change the way of the thoughts of the human race. It is what is inside that counts and from what I have seen regarding this man all appears good. Maybe it is time to turn around and give this man a go! I must say I prefer him to Hilary who I relate her to her husband and what a loser he is!
• United States
10 Jan 08
Clinton was a good president, he just had some foul social moves. And I'm not totally positive it is true but I heard that Obama instead of standing and putting his hand on his heart turns the other way and slouches during the pledge of allegiance. I do hope that this isn't true and it is just a bad story.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
10 Jan 08
crazyredhead we have recently had a change in our leaders after many years and we can only hope that this change will have been for the better of our country. I must say I got a bit fed up with the Howard and Bush twosome when they were together, time for a change and it happened! Really I am not qualified to judge your next leader as live too far away but it was more the "colour" of the skin thing I would like to see change! It will most likely never happen though, not in my life-time.
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• United States
10 Jan 08
I do agree that we need change, I just don't think Obama is the way to go for that change. The funny thing is, all the candidates for the presidency are now using "Change" as their campaign ideas.
• United States
10 Jan 08
I didn't expect a black president or a woman president this soon. I thought we would go another century without a black and without a female president. I guess prejudice has been reduced or at least been reduced for black people. I bet there is still racisim over those of middle eastern descent or those who look like middle easterns in the U.S. anyways. Someday there will be less racism in the future than there is in the present.
@cdv102 (132)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I have no doubt that the states along the coasts are totally ready for a black president. I'm not as sure about middle America or the southern states. But I can only hope that everyone will leave their prejudices behind and vote for the most qualified person. Also, while it is true that it wasn't too many years ago that blacks couldn't vote, it was even more recent that women couldn't vote. Yep--as racist as America was back then, they still allowed black men to vote way before they allowed white women to vote. And I won't even get started on the many, many crimes against women committed in America and around the world. So the fact that Hillary is now a realistic contender in the presidential race is just as astounding given our history. I'd be happy to see either one of them win.
@eyewitness (1577)
• Netherlands
10 Jan 08
I think he can have a chance to become a president.I also think it would be could for your country because it's also time to stop the hate against black people.And honestly because of discrimination i really started to have hate feelings for white people (not all the time,because ofcourse there are good ones).But i do must say it would be great if he would become president because i think america needs one.Just to change also the hate against the black people.
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 Jan 08
Personally, I'd love to see Obama "break" the rules by being the first black president. I don't think he'd be a bad president and I don't question his qualifications and abilities. And obviously, there can't be anything more worse than Bush. ;)
• Cambodia
10 Jan 08
There are now women who are Presidents so why not Black.
@meemingNEW (2228)
• Philippines
10 Jan 08
It is possible of course. Question similar to yours is: Do you honestly think that a "woman" can become our President in 08? I'm not from U.S. but this upcoming 2008 Presidential Elections would really make history and a huge change. I think race, color or gender doesn't matter as long as he/she is eligible enough for that position and that he/she can handle the position if not well, but I hope better than Bush. I'm more curious of what course of action will the next U.S President take regarding "war on terror" in the Middle East.
@youless (98302)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jan 08
The time will change everything. And having a black person as the President is possible. When the society develops, then everybody should be equal and have the same rights.
• United States
10 Jan 08
This is a tight race and I think anything is possible but the one thing holding Obama back is the way he treats our flag. I will not and never will vote for someone who disrespects our flag the way he does. No way, no how!
@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
10 Jan 08
I will be very surprised if he doesn't win it. To start with I thought old Hilary had it in the bag but now I think that Obama will lead the way. Mind you I do not live in America so I could be wrong, but I think there has been significant change in the way that people think and I think that the people of America are searching for dramatic change and he is just the fellow to bring that about
@teecee18 (18)
• United States
10 Jan 08
In response to the very first question...as long as black people remain on this earth, there is always a chance that we will rise and possibly hold the highest office, the Presidential seat. Maybe it won't happen in 2008, but it will happen eventually. Times are constantly changing and we as a people have come a long way. I honestly just want the best president for our country. If the black president is not the best among the candidates then so be it. I believe Blacks should be honored that he is even in the running. I don't however, think that we should just run out and vote for him because of the color of his skin. In general, would I like to see a black president...of course! But would I be upset if he really is not the best candidate....not at all!
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I think that the time has come for either a woman or a Black American to step up to the plate and enter the highest office in the Nation. The only problem is the first time we get to vote for them the two wrong ones run. If Colin Powell was running, no one could touch him. He would be a sure bet, but Obama has too much bagage, even with Oprah pulling for him. She might stand a better chance of winning than he would.