Will Europe ever have a black leader? 55 replies

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Mephistopheles

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#51 10 years ago

You are right, the region of the early Duchy of Prussia is completely gone.

Nevertheless, I grew up up in a formerly Prussian-controlled area of Germany and regard myself as "Prussian" in contrast to the population of Southern Germany (a little bit comparable to the North vs. South conflict in the USA) :).

Brandenburg-Prussia

Preussen1525.gifbla-cyan.gif = Duchy of Prussia blekgul.gif = Brandenburg 1415 landvinst.gif = Territorial gains landforlust.gif = Temporary possessions gra-1.gif = Other parts of the Holy Roman Empire




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#52 10 years ago
Ronald_Jesch;4774932True, but I doubt Quetron will listen to you, he's too busy listening to propaganda (Rush Limbaugh).

To be fair, even Rush Limbaugh would argue against the statements this kid is making.

Why hasn't the US had a black President until now? Simple. None have run for the office that won enough votes. Who were they going to elect? Jesse Jackson? He polarizes people and splits them into groups that ALL want to vote against him. Obama is the first serious political player to make a run at the office, and he was successful.

I didn't vote for the man, but it had nothing to do with skin color. What worries me is the number of people who voted for him expressly because he is black, and not because of his positions or policies.

Regardless, to say that just because a country has x% of a certain race of people means they should have that same percentage of elected officials of that race is ludicrous. Some people dislike politics, and don't want any part of the process. Some simply aren't interested. A much better comparison would be to correlate the number of candidates by race and see how it breaks down that way.




Dot Com

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#53 10 years ago
Demonseed;4776839To be fair, even Rush Limbaugh would argue against the statements this kid is making.

I doubt it. He's pretty much a sensationalist, racist scatmuncher.

Why hasn't the US had a black President until now? Simple. None have run for the office that won enough votes. Who were they going to elect? Jesse Jackson? He polarizes people and splits them into groups that ALL want to vote against him. Obama is the first serious political player to make a run at the office, and he was successful.

What about Alan Keyes? =p




Demonseed VIP Member

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#54 10 years ago
Jeffro;4776858What about Alan Keyes? =p

Alan Keyes had a similar problem from the other direction. He was far to the right. Not dangerously so, but he also had the misfortune of running against well-established politicians, who were able to garner more support since they were more centrist.




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#55 10 years ago

Mephistopheles;4776816You are right, the region of the early Duchy of Prussia is completely gone.

Nevertheless, I grew up up in a formerly Prussian-controlled area of Germany and regard myself as "Prussian" in contrast to the population of Southern Germany (a little bit comparable to the North vs. South conflict in the USA) :).

Brandenburg-Prussia

Preussen1525.gifbla-cyan.gif = Duchy of Prussia blekgul.gif = Brandenburg 1415 landvinst.gif = Territorial gains landforlust.gif = Temporary possessions gra-1.gif = Other parts of the Holy Roman Empire

That's actually an excellent comparison for me. Despite being from California, the far west of my country, I'd be called a Yankee in the South, despite "Yankee" originally only applying to people from New England/New York.




Mitch Connor

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#56 10 years ago
I doubt it. He's pretty much a sensationalist, racist scatmuncher.

As horrible as that sounds, I'd have to say you are right.

Why hasn't the US had a black President until now? Simple. None have run for the office that won enough votes. Who were they going to elect? Jesse Jackson? He polarizes people and splits them into groups that ALL want to vote against him. Obama is the first serious political player to make a run at the office, and he was successful.

What about the guy they were comparing to Obama earlier in the race? The one that looked to be doing well in the polls but in the end a lot of the people didn't end up voting for. What was his name again?