Political Night Train senses a dramatic change in the Clinton’s political future. It seems black women have finally come to their senses and repudiated Bill Clinton, the supposed first black president. They’ve finally realized that Obama represents the future, the kind of black man, and kind of candidate, black or white they want in office. The South Carolina primary exit polls clearly show that Bill has hurt Hillary’s standings with blacks. For Bill Clinton to then say Obama is just like Jesse Jackson is probably the worst statement Clinton has made thus far, and an indication of just how far they are willing to go. The Clintons have made race an issue, not Obama and now they see the effect for the first time. As a race baiter, Bill Clinton has more in common with Jesse Jackson than Obama. Both Bill and Jesse Jackson use race as an issue to divide the voters; both have had extramarital affairs, considered by many to be a moral value among black men and an indication that neither respects women. This is the real basis for those who consider Bill Clinton to have been the first black President. Perhaps we are now seeing the end of racially divisive politics as practiced by the Clintons. So, ask yourself, do you want four more years of Bill Clinton’s moral values in the White House? Do you want four more years of Hillary Clinton’s divisive politics, dividing us by race and class? Or do you want four years of politics where we really begin to transcend the race issue?
Bubba: Obama Is Just Like Jesse Jackson
January 26, 2008 8:18 PMSaid Bill Clinton today in Columbia, SC: “Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in ’84 and ’88. Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here.”This was in response to a question from ABC News’ David Wright about it taking “two Clintons to beat” Obama. Jackson had not been mentioned.Boy, I can’t understand why anyone would think the Clintons are running a race-baiting campaign to paint Obama as “the black candidate.”