Elect Obama or Michelle will be ashamed of America again
Michelle Obama is "proud of America for the first time."
Poor girl, an oppressed minority woman, with nothing to comfort her but two Ivy League degrees and a few million dollars.
We'd better elect her husband or she'll be ashamed of America again.
Is she trying to guilt-trip America into electing her husband I wonder? There has been some speculation about the "white guilt" vote.
I think it's on the wrong track. Aside from Barack Obama's undeniable charm, he's got two things going for him - neither of which will take him all the way to the White House.
1) He's a blank slate, which people can write all their hopes and dreams onto.
The drawback of this is, a man who is not known for himself will be known by the company he keeps, and Obama keeps company with some weirdos. (Not neccessarily a condemnation. I have some definitely unsavory, but interesting, friends.)
2) I Don't think it's white guilt that makes white folks go for Obama, I think it's that the huge majority of us just want this whole race thing to be over.
The drawback to this is - Michelle. I think she may have shot down Obama's campaign right there with that dumb remark.
And what does "White guilt" say?
Some see just that, guilt. I've written elsewhere why I don't buy this this. Basically because the impression these people give is not guilt, but smug.
(See: http://rantsand.blogspot.com/2006/10/western-civilization-and-its_26.html )
Others see wimpy White intellectuals kow-towing to scary militant and aggressive minorities.
I think there's a lot of that in it, but when they say "Oh we're so sorry for what our people did to you" what does that imply?
Could it be, "Never forget, we have the power to do this to you"?