Posted by: Winslie Gomez | 17/03/2008

The Obama Factor

An honest appraisal by AfroSpear in

The Obama Factor: The Politics of Race Baiting

There is a lot of things that can be said in regards to what the Democratic Party Presidential primary process is all about, but one thing it’s not is democratic! The whole institution of the Super Delegates was created by the Party, to prevent those possible contenders who are populists (or who like Obama campaign on a populist platform), from obtain the nomination (see here for details). Ferraro intention was not to make a “racist” comment as such, but a calculated, strategic move (by the Clinton campaign) to explain (complain) why the populist sounding Obama was still in contention. The truth is if he was white, “he would not be in this position” to win the Democratic Presidential nomination because the Party establishment would have shut him down long ago! (I am not too sure about her view that if he was a Black “female” candidate who was doing just as well, that “he would not be in this position”. Hillary and the Democratic Party establishment would then have to contend with both race and gender, a much taller order to try to defeat. But I digress).

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  1. […] garneringrightideas wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptAn honest appraisal by AfroSpear in The Obama Factor: The Politics of Race Baiting […]


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