Contact theSOPAbout theSOPSupport theSOPWritersEditorsManaging Editors
theSOP logo
Published:January 17th, 2007 09:25 EST
Is America Ready for Its Second Black President?

Is America Ready for Its Second Black President?

By John Lillpop

Barack Obama has set America on fire by announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to study a possible presidential bid. The senator from Illinois said he would announce his final decision on Feb. 10.

While the Mainstream Media and most liberals are thrilled at the prospects of an Obama in the White House, there are those who are not exactly infatuated by this turn of events.

The most obvious dissenters would be the Clintons, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and William Jefferson Clinton.

Hillary is not amused by the Obama candidacy because of her own designs on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. With just two years to go until January 20, 2009, Hillary was ready to sublet contracts for renovation of the White House, including a high-technology security system with a "Bimbo detector" to keep William Jefferson honest.

And William Jefferson is still basking in the glory of being America's "first black" president. With a "real" black man in the Oval Office, Clinton's legacy and connections within the black community might be diminished. He might even have to spend time in his Harlem office to keep up with Obama.

All of this may be moot if that exploratory committee comes back with a negative recommendation for Obama.

The major question that the exploratory committee will answer is this: Is America ready for its second black president?