More reasons for black people over 60 to zip itJul 3rd, 2008 | By admin | Category: Politics
Now, if I were a longtime observer of the Chicago political scene, I might suggest that the good Rev. knew exactly what he was doing and where he was doing it.
You see, Rev. Jackson isn’t going to lose a whole lot of popularity because of this statement – his place in history is secure. Senator Obama won’t be losing much (if any) support because of this either. So, not exactly win-win but more like no harm, no foul. Hand me that Jack & Coke.
However, there are some white folk of my age (50+) & older who might sit up, take notice and smile that Jesse Jackson had to apologize to that young half-white Senator – especially, those older folks who get most of their “news” from Fox. While it might not shift many (if any) to vote for Obama, maybe just maybe, they’ll consider that this young Senator might not be so bad after all.
It’s the old, if he (Rev. Jackson) doesn’t like him, he (Senator Obama in this case) must be alright logic.
Okay, a long shot perhaps but in the space of two weeks, we’ve had Wesley Clark and Rev. Jackson “taking one for Team Obama”. Coincidence? Or well timed trivial controversy that takes attention away from talk about FISA & progressives feeling betrayed. Makes you wonder.
Remember, Senator Obama became Senator after two candidates (one Democratic & one Republican) got tripped up by details in their divorce papers. Fluky, but there you go. A date with destiny as they say.