...and the infighting continues (no real surprise?) but still oh so politely, "You know the former president, who I think all of us have a lot of regard for, has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling," Mr Obama said of Bill Clinton's interventions; as was expected "the two candidates' mutual dislike appears to be intense and growing." [BBC]
Back to the racism/sexism point; this becomes clearer (no I mean more obscure!) when we read in yesterday’s Times Online that Women turn on ‘traitor’ Oprah Winfrey for backing Obama. She’s one of the US’s female favourites but she’s paying a (surprising?) price for her intervention in the US presidential campaign. She was even been accused of racism (!!!) for "siding with Obama when such a well qualified woman as Clinton was running."
Remember this is only for the Democrat nomination; the 'problem' probably won't matter so much later this year at the Presidential election…I suspect however that a white woman would do better than black Barack at the national polls, just a feeling and perhaps other ethnics may hold the key: "It's not clear that there would be a lot of enthusiasm for an African-American from a Latino electorate," [Link] I wonder what MLKJr would make of that! To celebrate his day…
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr., speech, Detroit, Michigan, June 23, 1963.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967.