It is no secret, I suppose, that I have a preferred candidate in the presidential race. I harbor no illusions, however, that Barack Obama is the perfect candidate nor that he will be the savior of this nation. Yet his candidacy brings a fascinating and revealing look at the way people in this nation think about and talk about (or don’t talk about) race. That fact alone is worth the price of admission. At the end of the day (maybe) we will have a president and the political system will grind on.
But the system itself is what nightmares are made of. Banks are collapsing, industries are struggling, health care is not healthy and does not care, infrastructures are crumbling, middle income people are losing their homes and poor people … just forget it. And the respective candidates coffers are currently at 72 million and 95 million dollars.
What else could we do with 167 million dollars in the next four months?