It's that he's the stupidest person to ever run for President, and I think this cartoon sums up the Dim-o-crats pretty succinctly:
Nevermind that 90% of Americans would have no problem voting for a black man, it's scary to me that even 20% of people could vote for someone so gobsmackingly stupid...
Also, I say that Obama doesn't get to choose his ancestry for us, and say he's "black." He can make a statement about the culture he embraces for his own, but he's just as white as he is black. He may as well be Ward Churchill, ascribing himself a tribe and an identity because he says so.
He has not had the "authentic" black experience --whatever that is-- of the U.S.; he was raised as a person, as far as I can tell, and not as a "black person kept down by the racists," which he would do well to return to.
I could respect him, as a "person," but he is just another political hack using race as a leg up.
Black voters who who want to embrace Obama's manufactured blackness are free to do so, and somehow that makes him authentic in their eyes. Love is blind, and all that. But nothing will change the fact that, as a "person," he's just another Chicago political player who has never been tested in the fire. Being married to an angry and unhappy woman doesn't count.
Oh he thinks he's been tested, and Brokaw is never going to cross the Rubicon of his career and throw a hard question at a black man, lest he seem racist. Obama's already paving that path pretty thickly, that's how scared he is of a real question that doesn't contain the phrase, "as a black person..."
But let Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell have a crack at him. Let them question his experience, black or otherwise. Let them quiz him tightly on financial policy, social equity, and foreign experience, and truly slimy associations with really awful people. Let them look him in the eye when he starts spinning a whopper and have them give him the thrashing he so thoroughly has been denied. (Note to the media: you're a bit too late to be thrashing Bill Clinton so long after the fact. It's not that you're just now seeing his weaknesses, you're just now tired of them since he affords you no access to power. Not that I'm complaining; dogs and fleas and all that.)
Obama is a bit old to be so untried as a man. He may yet be a man, even a good man, but how can he know? He's stayed in the middle of the pack, played safe, and surrounded himself in an echo-chamber for 20 years. Any man of any color would be easily picked off in the early rounds with such a personal resume.
Too many easily-opened doors, preferences, deferences, and soft-ball media interviews have made the man arrogantly overconfident of his ability to grasp things. His political tinnitus keeps him from hearing the heartbeat of his own conscience and he's losing himself to his handlers and his own fantasies of what he thinks the job is going to take. The media is doing us no favors in protecting this guy.
Maybe America will wake up and realize that a President should be smarter than a fifth grader. But with an electorate that increasingly proves itself unfit for a game show, I don't hold out much hope for that sort of change.