It’s been said that Obama will have the first billion dollar campaign for 2012. What do you think about this staggering amount of money?
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Elizabeth Chang, of the Post Sunday magazine, was disappointed with Obama’s racial self-designation as black on his 2010 Census Form. Chang, the mother of Asian and Caucasian children, thinks that Obama’s “accurate” portrayal of himself as biracial would serve a useful purpose of helping rid our society of the needless construct of race. She makes some compelling arguements.
Chang points out that Obama was rasied by a white mother and grandparents. She fails to point out that his current extended family include a wife and daughters widely seen as black. Obama says he self identifies as being black and that he is proud of that racial designation.
I ask, why can’t we let him decide on these types of personal questions?
According to a BBC poll, the influence of the U.S. is seen as more positive than negative by a number of countries. This contrasts with poll results during the Bush years.
I heard these results on a BBC news program which is broadcast overnight by KMUW. They, of course, interviewed a conservative talk radio host, who viewed the positive views of Obama by “Democratic/Socialist countries” as less than reassuring. The BBC host did a fairly good job of ridiculing this bumpkin on how it is hard to see how positive views can be so negative.
My president is not perfect, but I am still proud of him and support him.