Well, it’s official. Barack Obama is now the first African American (am I supposed to still say that, or am I supposed to say “black” now? I can’t get this Political Correctness down right it seems) to be nominated by a major party for President, as long as you don’t include Warren Harding, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, and Calvin Coolidge.
Oh, that list surprised you? If so, you may want to watch this video:
Regardless of whether the information in the video is true of not, Obama certainly IS the first person to receive the presidential nomination of a major party BECAUSE he is African American.
I am, in one regard, happy to see a person of color nominated. Witnessing an historic event …