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Can America Handle Another Black President? The Dems Eye Deval Patrick

Can America Handle Another Black President? The Dems Eye Deval Patrick

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by G. Brown

We get daily reminders in news stories and headlines that everybody isn’t suited for the job of President–(seriously, who fires a Communications Director after 10 days?) Both sides of the aisle are already looking ahead to the future and trying to pick the cream of the party crop to run on a 2020 ticket.

It’s hard to say who the Republicans will run.  Traditionally, you run the team that’s already in the White House, but  nothing about the current GOP Presidential team seems traditional…or normal.

As for the Dems, some are calling Deval Patrick the perfect candidate according to an article from Politico.

Patrick is a civil rights lawyer who has served as U-S assistant attorney general for the civil rights division under former President Bill Clinton.  He was the first and only African American to ever be elected Governor of Massachusetts–a seat Patrick held from 2006 to 2015. As Governor, he implemented health care reform, overhauled how his state governs transportation , raised minimum wage from $8 dollars an hour to $11 and increased funding to education. He’s a Harvard Law School cum laude grad and has worked with NAACP Legal Defense Fund, His credentials are impressive, his professional experience includes both the public and private sector and  he knows the heat of political battled having fought in what’s been described as one of “the dirtiest gubernatorial campaigns” in his states history.

Patrick is reportedly not happy with the current administration and is quoted as saying, “The president, I believe, is at risk of diminishing the voice of the presidency because he pops off so often, and so, kid of carelessly.”

Patrick is described as a man who “has the ability to touch people’s hearts as well as their minds.

 Also to his credit, he’s part of Obama’s inner circle and has the former president’s backing.

But as we learned from eight years of Obama’s presidency, you can be the smartest most diplomatic candidate out there and support still comes down to the color of your skin.  Even though Obama left office with a high approval rating and is still revered by voters today, he endured hostilities that no President in history ever faced.  Opposition attacked his Christian beliefs eventually forcing Obama to resign his membership at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ because some people were offended by then Pastor Jeremiah Wright’s views on racism. Opposition didn’t dare challenge Obama openly based on color, so they accused him of not even being an American, but an African and carried on the bogus “birther movement” for seven years.  His wife was subjected to harsh criticisms fueled by racism that compared her appearance to “apes”; his children were unfairly scrutinized as “not properly dressed” at an annual Thanksgiving event and the list goes on.  Still after all that, Obama is reportedly advising his friend Patrick to run.

While those around him and factions of Dems want to see Patrick run, the subject of all the chatter isn’t so sure. Politico says Patrick “fends off any attempts to corner him” on whether he will make a bid in the 2020 Presidential race and quotes him as saying, “don’t lead me down that path because it turns into something it isn’t and I don’t wan to go there.  I have no plans to make plans.”

It’s too early to say which names will end up on the 2020 ballot, but it’s pretty certain that if America is still undergoing the daily chaos of current times, voters will be ready to embrace some sanity.  If political strategist David Axelrod is right—“voters look for a remedy and not a replica“, then Patrick might be a good choice because he is in no way a replica of Trump. Patrick’s intelligence, compassion and  years of experience in public service could make him the remedy.

What do you think…would America support another Black President?  Will the Trump supporters make this a race about race?  Do Black people want to see another Black person as president?

Comment(7)

  1. White America is definitely going to continue to the racist attacks if we get anther Black President in office, but when you’re black, you get that anyway so it really doesn’t matter. I would love to seen Patrick as President and really hope he will run for office. Black America got momentum so we can’t stop now. GO PATRICK GO. RUN FOR PRESIDENT. WE GOT OUR BACK.

  2. I don’t think white people will tolerate another black president. Since Tang has been n office all the kkk, white supremist , and Bretbart klan folks have came out the trailor parks, bushes, mountains, and any other her hole they were hiding in.

  3. Just as President Barack Huseinn Obama ran and won two terms for the Presidency after an absolutely bad two-term george W. bush Presidency, Deval Patrick is at the right place at the absolutely right time to win the Presidency in 2020! Daval Patrick would make an outstanding President of the United States!

  4. Yes, we can handle it and any others who want to go for it. We have not struggled this hard to give up now.
    Mr. Obama was the first and hopefully not the last.
    With our history and determination to ‘overcome’ it about the credential, right mind, and perseverance. Yes, we can.

  5. You’re so right! It’s so sad that racism and hate overrides intelligence and experience. Please white privilege start doing what’s best for everyone, including your descendants. Not what’s best for your pride and ego!

  6. Three things white people hate; black man dating their daughter, black person making more money than them and a black person being their boss. Another black man or black woman running for President in 2020? I doubt it. White people, whether conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican will not tolerate it.

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