Will the first black U.S. President be a Republican?

Polls are indicating that both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are losing popularity as they continue to attack each other – in fact John McCain is now leading them both! Imagine what will happen if, as expected, Clinton steals the nomination via her pledged Superdelegates? A severely damaged Clinton will then face a comparably very popular McCain.

According to the latest Rasmussen Report, “McCain currently leads Barack Obama 49% to 42% and Hillary Clinton 51% to 41% margin (see recent daily results). African-American support for Clinton has collapsed, falling to 55% in the general election match-up. Obama, on the other hand, earns solid support from African-American voters but attracts only 36% of white voters in a match-up with McCain.”

I highlighted the key sentence above – black voters are fleeing from Clinton. Imagine what might happen if McCain runs alongside a black Republican? There are in fact many choices to pick from:

  • Former National Security Adviser (under Bush I) and former Secretary of State (under Bush II) Colin Powell
  • Current Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice
  • Former Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell – BONUS he is from the key swing state of Ohio
  • Former Congressman J.C. Watts
  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Bonus! If McCain/Thomas wins, McCain gets to pick his replacement on the Supreme Court

The National Black Republican Association also has a list of current elected Black Republicans on its website, that has many more possibilities listed therein.

So…Clinton steals the nomination. McCain selects a black Republican to run with him. Black voters flee from Clinton. McCain wins in a landslide. McCain then serves two years and he dies of a massive heart attack. And we end up with the first black U.S. President. You have to admit…it is plausible.

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