There have been some Black Senators before Obama.<quoted text>
Thank you, but lest you forget, I was only comparing orators. Hitler was one of the greatest orator but I wouldn't compare him politically with Churchill. Oratory skills yes, but that's it.
Just one little political retort if I may. Yes, MLK may have well broken early with Obama. But one must remember that for an Afro-American to become a senator and then president, Obama had to compromise much, which was not the MLK way of doing things. But then, had Obama been uncompromising like MLK, he would not have been elected president, right? Prostitution comes to mind, but then, Gorbachev did that. Had he not, we'd still have the USSR and cold war. Had Obama not compromised or "prostituted" himself, he would not be president. As to the kind of job he's doing, well, that's another matter not relevant to oratory skills and political maneuvering.
Carol Mosely Braun and the one Barbara Walters dated back in the day Edward Brooke.
In 2008 a Black Man won in 9 Bush Republican Red States. Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Iowa, Indiana, Colorado, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, and New Mexico.
Obama had a Democratic House and Senate.
Most of the whole country and most of the whole world were against Bush Republican Neo-Conservatives and Wall Street.
Truth be told Obama did not have to comprise with anyone.
He received the most small donations from average Americans than any other president before him.
He even beat the powerful and very connected Hillary Clinton.
Not one Republican voted with him and he passed a Republican health care plan with all Democrats.
As for the Russian Bear we never ended the cold war, not really.
I agree with all rest you stated.
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