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Old 04-28-2011, 09:25 PM
Namazu Namazu is offline
 
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Default It's the birthday, stupid

As a late-stage baby boomer, Barack Obama would have likely benefited much more from affirmative action than a black student as little as 5 years younger--the latter having been part of a much larger, more robust applicant pool. It should surprise no one that candidate Obama was less than eager to discuss this during the campaign. However, the press did him and the larger public a gross disservice by glossing over his early adult years and puffing him up as a great intellectual. As we enter the next election season with 9% unemployment and $4 gas, manifestations of negative social mood--including xenophobia and racism--will be on the rise. Expect lots of hard questions and attacks, some fair and some not. Obama is a product of his time, both the time of his birth and that of his presidency.
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