Ready or not, here comes Obama

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.

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Eugene Ivanov is a PMI-certified Innovation Management Consultant who helps organizations increase the efficiency of their internal and external innovation programs.
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