Read a pretty good article in the Post-Dispatch on the conflicting loyalties in the Democratic race. Black people in St. Louis, like black people everywhere, are debating whether to vote with their pro-Obama hearts or their skeptical, hardened pro-Clinton heads. Most pro-Obama people admit that if Obama weren’t in the race they’d be backing Clinton. Others talk about feeling truly conflicted between the two. And there are those who flat out just wish they could be on the same ticket. Which, mind you, I don’t see happening. I envision that both of them would likely pick a white man as their VP. (I vote Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia!)
That said, I thought this was a good story even though writers Doug Moore and Jake Wagman just HAD to put that “First Black President” line in about Bill Clinton.
Seriously. We Negroes did not have a meeting and vote on this. And Toni Morrison never meant for her statement on the Republicans’ obsession with Bubba interpreted as an endorsement. So take down this message:
Dear American Press,
There was no vote taken on former President William Jefferson Clinton’s application for a ghetto pass and his request for an African-American Express card was denied. We appreciated his work in the 90s, but we investigated his background and he is not a black man. Please stop referring to him as such.
The Secret Council of American Negroes