by Lee Newcom
Lets put aside for the moment the political views of Barack Obama, which are not healthy for America.
I lived in the South during the early 1960s and saw the segregated restaurants, schools, parks and churches. I remember the "white only" signs. I remember the three restrooms at the gas stations: men, women and "colored" (the "colored" in terrible condition). I fully understand the foundation of the generations of resentment represented by the Jeremiah "US of KKK" Wrights of the world, though I and all good hearted people should reject the hatred of a Wright.
Last evening was a great, profound, monumental night in America. A black man (spare me the bi-racial talk, he is what he appears to be) stood in a dignified, honored setting, speaking to a stadium of justifiably ecstatic, largely white people, the nominee of the party that most virulently supported first slavery and then segregation. He is their nominee for President of the United States.
The divisive racial philosophy of Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, Jeremiah Wright and their ilk, now falls for the false picture of today's America that it is. Barack Obama will be campaigned against not because of the color of his skin, but the content of this character and flawed ideas he espouses. That is as it should be. That fact shows the great well of goodness and decency of the American Constitution, the American Spirit, the American Ideal and the American people. What a GREAT country!