Sunday, October 7, 2007


This is not the first time in this campaign season that I’ve been moved to marvel at the hold the Clintons have over so many African Americans. What spells have they cast? Of the three most “electable” candidates, you’d think that if they won’t support the one who would be best for African Americans (John Edwards, most likely), they’d at least support the African American (Barack Obama). Instead they support someone whose husband only “felt the pain” he inflicted on African Americans and countless others; the former First Lady who keeps no political space between herself and, God forbid, the next First Gent.

A recent, conspicuous example is Ron Dellums. Once upon a time, Dellums was about as progressive as a Congressman can be. Since then, he seems to have decided to cash in as a lobbyist, and has even gone so far as to be on the board of Bristol-Myers Squibb. Now he’s mayor of Oakland and, by most accounts, not doing a bad job. It seemed that he was back on track. But then, alas, he endorsed Hillary. No doubt about it: something diabolical is going on!

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