Monday, February 11, 2008

Obama in '08

I'm going out on a limb and calling it now: Senator Barack Obama is going to be the president of the United States. Why, you ask? First of all, the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave all men, regardless of race, the right to vote, was ratified in 1870. It took another 50 years before the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the vote, was ratified. The U.S. has already proven that it is more willing to embrace a first for a black man than for a white woman. So look for a woman for president in 2058.


Want more evidence? Look no further than the popular television series "24," in which President Palmer became the first black president of the United States. The show was popular and President Palmer was a success. Now take the show "Commander in Chief," in which Gina Davis played the role of the first female president of the United States. Her presidency was plagued with problems, scandals, and her leadership was constantly called into question. Viewers sided with her fictitious opponents, and the show was soon canceled. The market has spoken.

And what about the Republicans, you ask? I thought there were only Democrats in this race: Obama, Clinton, and McCain.

"Who put the 'bomb' in Obama?" --Jon Stewart.

6 comments:

  1. 24 is a good way to judge most anything. i think i agree, though i still feel hillary would be the more pragmatic and has more experience at getting things done...

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  2. Does this mean you support Obama, or just that he will win? I think Hillary is much more polarizing, not simply because she is a woman, but because of her ties to Bill Clinton. I think if it is Obama and McCain, there is no question who would win. If it were Clinton and McCain, McCain has a shot to take it. (But I am with you, I think he will be the next president.)

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  3. meaning Obama, not McCain.

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  4. Editorial Note: The views above do not necessarily reflect my own views. In fact, I haven't decided who I'd vote for. This is just a prediction.

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  5. interesting theory, kendall, but have you considered morgan freeman's president in the movie deep impact? as the linked article persuasively argues, if we elect a black president, a large asteroid is likely to hit the US.

    http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion/do_we_really_want_another_black

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  6. I have to agree. Brig and I were talking about this last night.

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