domingo, 15 de junho de 2008
Looking back on the Obama vs. Clinton campaign
This commentary on Geraldine Ferraro's unfortunate misstatements about Obama during the campaign is brilliant and well worth remembering - especially as there is still a tendency in Brazil and the US to have a short political memory. In Brazil, where reparations for slavery are just beginning to be introduced, seeing a black man's success viewed as some form of "affirmative action" in the US is alarming and disconcerting (especially as he is the son of a Harvard-educated Kenyan economist and an American anthropologist).
Olbermann is obviously inspired by Edward R. Murrow in more ways than one. "Good night, and good luck."
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