In his concession speech, Senator McCain said, "This is a historic election, and I recognize the special significance it has for African-Americans and for the special pride that must be theirs tonight." Does that make any sense? Why would a bunch of black people be happy that a black guy became the first black President? Doesn't that mean that's it's okay for me, a white man, to be upset that the President isn't white?
Maybe Barack Obama can shed some light on this for us. From his "victory" speech, which he made just after what appeared to be his Oscar acceptance speech, he spoke about Ann Nixon Cooper, a 106 year old black woman who was never even a slave... but she did live through a whole lot. In her lifetime, she saw "women's suffrage" as well as "black's suffrage". She lived through desegregation and the moon landing and the Berlin wall. Her biggest claim to fame, though, is that she's 106 years old. After all, a 106 year old white woman would have lived to see the same shit. That's what always happens to people who JUST.WON'T.DIE.
You know what else just won't die? These news articles that say we're going to have a black President. The headline article on the BBC news website right after the election ended was, Obama wins historic US election: Democratic Senator Barack Obama says "change has come to America", after being elected the first black president of the United States. Great... Not only did we elect a black President, but now the whole world knows about it.
Obama didn't end his "victory" speech with all that black shit. After he finished with the "acceptance speech", and the "black church sermon", he ended with his trademark "hope". What will his daughters see if they don't die for as long as that Ann Nixon Cooper woman didn't die?
Wait... Does that mean that he wants to do things now with a mind for what will happen even in the distant future? I mean, 106 years isn't really that long a time, not much longer than a normal modern human's lifetime... But look at the social and technological progress we've made since 106 years ago. Isn't our society much better off now than it was even 221 years ago when the Constitution was drafted?
By focusing on his skin color, the big news outlets and even John McCain immediately began trivializing Obama's actual great accomplishment, one that only 44 or so of hundreds of millions of Americans have ever accomplished. You know what I'm talking about. So no, I'd never vote for a black President, any more than I'd vote for a white President. I simply voted for the candidate who I thought would be the best President, and his name was Barack Hussein Obama.