What Obama Has Already Achieved

He does not yet have his party’s nomination, but Barack Obama has already succeeded in doing something no other candidate has been able to do: Demolish the racial barrier to the highest office in the land.

As Jeff Jacoby notes, whites in record numbers are voting for a black man for President. But unlike previous black candidates like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, Obama’s candidacy is not built on a foundation of black victimology and white guilt.

The color of Obama’s skin is irrelevant to his character and to his fitness for office. Would that its significance to his campaign were nil. No, we’re not there yet. But there is no faster way to a society in which race doesn’t matter than to stop talking and acting as if it does.

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One response to “What Obama Has Already Achieved

  1. Solis Doyle, is dispensable, she has served her purpose to help us win the latino vote in the big states. We no longer need her or the latino vote to capture the white house. The women vote will now carry the Hillary campaign the rest of the way. Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton replaced campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle with longtime aide Maggie Williams on Sunday. Ms. Clinton believes Maggie Williams is a better choice to target the women vote. Clinton said in a statement. “I am lucky to have Maggie on board and I know she will lead our campaign with great skill towards the nomination.”

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