By Rev. Lainie Dowell
The final blow to the Obama promotion!
The final period of political and physical unrest is over.
All over the world people are waiting for the outcome of the 2008 Presidential Election and, unlike in previous years, there has never been a viable candidate in either a black man or a white woman such as in the current contenders, Sen. Barack Hussein Obama (D-IL) and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY). And, with them has come, also, controversy and a rare unknown source of rivalry such as never before seen.
Obama was so set on winning that he resorted to pulling delegates away from Sen. Clinton before either she or he had completed the primary race and soon thereafter he declared himself the presumptive Democratic nominee and created a severe rift in the party, which continues to leave the outcome in doubt.
The press ignored, for the most part, the reports coming out about the Obama camp plans to step in the way of other black members of Congress being re-elected, unless they pledged -- as superdelegates -- support for his candidacy instead of for Clinton.
The media went along, we assume, because they did not report it on the national level. And, the people who knew about it told it but went ahead anyway to march over to the side of Obama, which made it appear in the middle of the primary that Clinton did not stand a chance at becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee. As a result, she capitulated and stepped aside to push Obama up ahead of her. But she has yet to completely remove herself from the nominating process. And this dilemma is what lay ahead of delegates to the upcoming Democratic Convention. Will she or won't she and her supporters cause an unexpected upset?
Wouldn't that be a fitting tribute to the memory of Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D-OH) to have Sen. Clinton prevail and to be vindicated in the eyes of her supporters, because of the way they felt she had been mistreated during the primary by the Obama campaign? Rep. Tubbs-Jones was stricken while driving in her hometown and died shortly thereafter. She diligently chaired the campaign of Sen. Clinton and cheered her on until she stepped aside. And Tubbs-Jones supported Obama with Clinton's blessings and for the sake of party unity to win the White House.
The men and women in the Black Caucus were dismayed by Obama's underhanded actions during the primary but they chose to dismiss Clinton and throw their votes on the side of Obama so there would be a first-time-ever black President in the United States White House.
The facts do not bare out the selection of Obama as the presumptive nominee; and, yet, he is waiting for the big day in Denver, Colorado, when he thinks he will be giving the coronation speech.
However! I believe he will be in for a big surprise come the Democratic Convention. That is just between you and me.
Nevertheless! The world continues to wait with baited breath for that day that is near.
Watch out for an upset the likes of never before seen in an American election -- Not even the likes of the 2000 and the 2004 elections will top this.
The watchword is "Clinton."
The timing is perfect.
The futuristic plans of Obama will come to a halt.
- Could Obama lose the nomination? by Denis Keohana, August 7, 2008, The American Thinker.
- Black backers steadfast for Clinton by Josephine Hearn, February 29, 2008, Politico.
- Obama Claims Nomination: First Black Candidate to Lead a Major Party Ticket by Jeff Zeleny. pub. June 4, 2008. New York Times.
- Obama's International Socialist Connections by Cliff Kincaid, February 18, 2008, NewsWithViews.com .