Thursday, June 05, 2008

So, Rev. Jackson Is Chopped Liver?

It's been gnawing at me for a good long while: Michelle Obama said her husband's primary run was the first time she felt proud of America.

I am no fan of Jesse Jackson but the man made a credible run for the Democratic nomination some years ago; I don't agree with his opinions on just about everything but look, lady, he put in the long hours and the baby-kissin' and the meetings and speeches, and people did not treat him like a singing pig. Every step your hubby took on the campaign trail? Reverend Jackson was there first.

Why didn't his effort make you proud?


farmist said...

because Jackson wasn't going to get HER into the White House, too,
at least not legitimately.

phlegmfatale said...

perfectly stated.

David said...

Not necessarily. Back in 1988 when I was a (shudder) Democrat attending UC Berkeley, I was one of the few white faces in the crowd at a Jesse Jackson campaign rally in Pittsburg, California. After it was over, amid the throng walking back to the parking lot, I heard several African-Americans saying things like, "Jesse's the man, but I don't know that I'd vote for him for President."

Breda said...