(Hillary is not feeling this.)
I don't think its hyperbole to say that this Obama cat is more relevant that all the black leaders alive today. With many tiring of the old, white and male aesthetic that dominates our political landscape and the image of them shooting each other in the face on hunting trips and planning out secret wars in steam rooms, he has a chance in 2008 to become a leader to a lot more.
I read an article about the old Negroes (Jesse Jackson and Sharpton) not showing Obama the love he needs as he takes it national.
That is some bitter ass Clay Davis shit. (Who watches that Verizon Commercial with Clay Davis and waits for him to say? Dad got shiiiiiiiiit!)
It's pretty pathetic that the old washed-up Negro leaders of past decades would turn their backs on the best chance black people have for real representation in today's political climate because they couldn't even get close to elected. Jackson and Sharpton may go out on some bitch shit and support Hilary to undercut Obama.
It's sad because they have no fuel against him.
Shit, he even married a black woman. They can't even play the sell-out card on him.
But that won't stop the jealousy. From the article,
- “They are basically jealous,” said a Democratic strategist who has not yet decided which candidate he intends to support. “They’ve been toiling in the trenches for decades, and along comes this son of a Kenyan farmer and suddenly he’s measuring the drapes in the Oval Office.”
Sharpton and Jackson had their chances and what are they remembered for?
People remember Jesse Jackson for using his organization to pay for his mistress' baby and calling New York "Hymietown" while Al Sharpton is remembered for creating the original Duke Lacrosse rape case as well as a lot of other shady shit.
They have no mass appeal or charisma and white people hate them.
There is a lot we still don't know about Obama, like what he thinks of the L.A. race wars making "Crash" look like Mister Rogers, but anyone with the smallest understanding of the political scene realizes that you need to appeal to the coloreds and the white folks.
And white people love them some Obama. Peep Slate's nonsensical piece about how smoking makes Obama's voice sounds cool.
If Obama doesn't Kobe Bryant any white girls between now and November 2008, things should get interesting.