God knows none of us wants to think about this now… [McGehee]
It has occurred to me that Spongejoe Hairplugs talking about being the next President of the United States must be a punchline within the White House as well as out.
Barack Obama’s re-election Tuesday before last has shown Democrats the perfect (as seen through their prism) way to ensure that they hold the White House after Obama’s second term ends: more black nominees.
Of course, although Allen West and Mia Love went down to electoral defeat last week, and the Allred attack on Herman Cain may have driven him out of last spring’s primary campaign, 2012 has shown Democrats that the Republicans have some ammo for such a battle — so their next nominee will have to bring more to the table than skin color.
And this, to me, explains Obama’s defense of Susan Rice as a black woman being attacked by a couple of rich, old white guys. I suspect that, regardless of whether she becomes Secretary of State, Susan Rice is meant to be the Democrats’ next presidential nominee.
Now, while West and Cain aren’t white, they are men — not young men — and Cain certainly could be considered rich (I don’t know about West). As for Mia Love, even assuming she runs for Congress again in 2014 and wins, I believe they expect to Palinize her out of the running early on.