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Barack Hussein Obama: The next president of the USA?

December 14, 2006

Today’s BBC news website item has a lot to say about this man. I won’t repeat it all here.

What always surprises me – and this is neither praise nor condemnation – is that, in the USA, a man (alright, one day it might be a woman) can rise from obscurity and complete political nowhere to become or be in the running for President.

What saddens me, in an advanced, cosmopolitan society in the 21st century, is that the colour of a man’s skin has to be discussed at all, let alone at such great length, by political commentators.

Read the full story: here

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