You are making exactly the same errors in judgment as Cain and others by making sweeping generalizations about blacks. In addition, anyone who is familar with Obama's childhood knows that his father deserted the family when he was 2. His childhood was not desperately poor, but it wasn't "privileged" either.<quoted text>
Certainly not a "white" America looking for a conservative "black" great hope, just all of America (no matter of color) looking for a great hope (whatever color). I would take the boss of a pizza joint many times over a community agitator who has allegiance only to irresponsible welfare seekers any day. Maybe that's just because I value work and being productive and responsible for my own destiny and actions.
Yes, he might be older than you are, but obviously much more intelligent and responsible. Unworkable ideas?? Excuse me?! He made himself a potential candidate for potus, and what have you done?(c'mon, we're all waiting for your answer). Forget the potus part, look at his professional accomplishments. Name one accomplishment for BO - oh, he agitates the drug users, welfare queens, pregnant teens, etc. in chicago for votes. Meanwhile he was raised all of his life in a privaledged life, with no kinship to slaves or even blacks.
His mother's second husband was an Indonesian, and he lived abroad from the ages of 6 to 10. He saw his biological father only one time after the father deserted them, and that was when he was 10.
It was an unhappy occasion, and he never saw him again. The stability of his childhood was in large part due to his maternal grandparents. Cain grew up in a 2-parent family, which struggled economically, with the father working more than one job. I for one don't judge either man by the circumstances of their upbringings because they had no control over them. As for "accomplishments," each man has different ones--Cain as a businessman and Obama as a Harvard Law Professor and then in politics. Cain is nearly 16 years older, with at least one defeat for political office behind him, while Obama has been in politics in one form or another since his 30's. The issue comes down to ideology, and I firmly reject Cain's which happens to be the rigid, anti-people one that the GOP currently embraces.