There's an awful lot of good feelings for Obama out there. I'm wondering how long he will be given before we judge if he's making progress or not.
Part of me believes that he may be given a longer pass than normal because he's black. There's some sacred cow aspect to it. Anything even slightly racist stated publicly is trouble.
For example, will large groups of people point to essentially giving Bush a pass by re-electing him and expect us to give at least that because we did it for a white boy?
However, we bashed the white boy will we bash the brother?
It could also work the other way as well. People may be quicker to the punch in criticizing him because he's black.
Regardless I'll be interested to see if comedians lampoon or blast him for his mistakes. For example, how about his performance taking the presidential oath?
He was like a drunk 18 year old man in a shotgun wedding. Interrupting the Chief Justice and forgetting a large part of the oath to me seems pretty hilarious.
Seriously, that's possibly the most important thing he said all day and he flubbed it.
Now it just may be that he's the most qualified candidate to the best possible job. But how will the non-Republican and blacks in particular critique him if he's not? Let's face it there are alot of people out there who believe that OJ got what he deserved because white people have been jobbing the justice system for years.
If he does screw up or do something illegal, will any of that type of sentiment come back up?
I guess we'll see.