Two articles in today’s Washington Post ask the same — completely hollow, in my opinion — question: are Americans ready to elect black president?
First, Eugene Robinson goes to a great length at comparing "problems" and "advantages" of two democratic Senators: "white" and "female" Hillary Clinton and "black" and "male" Barack Obama.
Second, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is quoted as saying:
"Yes, I think a black person can be elected president."
Yes, Americans are ready to elect a black president. I personally am. Someone with recognizable qualities of public servant at the national level.
But what about a guy whose only "advantage" over Hillary Clinton seems to be that "he can talk," in Robinson’s words?
Are Americans ready to elect president a person only because he’s black? I personally am not.