CNN was able to declare Obama the primary winner of North Carolina as soon as the polls closed there. The prism that split the light into a Barack rainbow was no mystery. He has won that state by double digits and the black vote has abandoned Hillary Clinton as predicted and won’t be returning. Obama has garnered upwards of 92% of the black vote in NC and IN. This was why I emphasized that Clinton cannot and will not win the White House without Obama and the black vote.
Math may not be a strong suit for blacks but the pundits will bear out the impact of blacks abandoning either the Democratic party, Hillary Clinton or both. For most of the night, Indiana was too close to call because the areas that had not reported, mostly suburbs near Chicago, were Obama strongholds, But Hill's speech in Indiana said it all: it's over. Rev. Wright and his black liberation theology didn't steal IN.
What has changed since Obama the populist politico won Iowa?
Tonight in his speech in North Carolina Obama, “the imperfect messenger” spoke nonstop patriotism to those who came out to hear and see him. He got the memo, folks. He was also talking like a winner of the nomination. What’s wrong with that? It seems like a year since the Iowa win and two years since last summer, when things were just heating up and I was busy asking was Barack black enough? We know the answer to that question now, and it begs the converse: is he too black for America? I have another question to add to that mix: has the black middle class outgrown black power politics?
Even though Rev. Wright’s left jab to media ribs kept our candidate firmly in the spotlight of the MSM, it did not deal a mortal blow. Bad press has its place, and it found a welcome with the Right windbags who couldn’t dam up about Rev. Wright. They relished, above all, the damage that the radical politics of a south side minister could do in a few short days with his media tour. The dust seems to have settled.
The other thing that has changed, now that we have established that Barack is black enough, is what will the super delegates do? Most believe that Hill and Bill will take their fight to the end. Clinton, who first eschewed the pugilistic metaphor that Heloise painted — she denied the debates were a fight, and then accepted big red boxing gloves from a union group! Then she or somebody dubbed her Hillary “Rocky” Clinton. She started embracing the fight and became the self-described “scrapper.” She downed beer and whiskey shots and toted a gun and trotted out her dad’s memory as a man who taught her how to shoot a rifle. Give me a break.
The Clintons are filthy… rich that is
Sometimes I have to kick myself for opening my big mouth. I wanted to call Bobby Kennedy Jr. Hillary’s elitist enabler because he helped her wear the mantle of a man like RFK, his father no less. But the truth was that I helped her to forge the image. When was she going to tell us she made 109 million dollars over the last decade? When was she going to tell us she was the populist in the race? Or better yet, who crowned that rich bitch the populist princess? Hillary is a master at reinventing herself or wearing metaphors that she kicks to the curb then picks up later when no one is looking and says to herself, “I think that fits me after all.” Hillary is brilliant, all right. She has us all fooled into thinking that she’s “the one.”
If you have any doubts about the populist roots of Obama, read his excellent memoir that he got up in the middle of the night or early morning every day to write it so that his family would have a better life. He learned this type of work ethic from his white mother, who would tutor him before school in the morning, to improve his skills. His family did not have a lot of money, but they were wealthy in spirit and passed this on to Barack as a child. He imbibed it and has put it to good use. My advice: use it. Barack is the king of populism. And don’t let John McCain or Hillary Clinton steal your thunder.
Stupid, draw back your bow
And let the super delegate vote flow to declare for Obama and bring this race to a screeching halt. The Barack express is back on track, with lots of steam, streaking past Hillary giving a stump speech to an all-white women crowd, and barely noticing John “McCane” crossing the tracks after the gates are down, warning signs up, flashing "stop!" Obama rolls like the Mississippi River over McCain & Company. And more and more the powers that be see and call it as Heloise: Hillary riding shotgun as the vice presidential nominee for her party and loving every minute.