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Friday, July 11, 2008

Jackson and Obama, a generational gap or two sides of the same coin

Interesting....From the Hill:

Rev. Jesse Jackson's crude remark directed at Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) represents a larger, generational shift from civil rights era politicians to a black man who could be president. ...Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) said that the difference between Obama's and Jackson's remarks "demonstrates a mastery of our political acumen, as far as speaking to the entire country."...He said that Obama has been able to attract broader audiences, far beyond the reach of past African American candidates, including Rev. Al Sharpton, Shirley Chisholm and Jackson, all of whom weren’t able to secure their party’s nomination. ..."I think yesterday marked the official changing of the guard in African American politics, with a new generation of African American leaders rising to the top," said Clay, an early supporter of Obama's presidential bid, in an interview with The Hill

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