So Obama is not Leroy Jones

I’ve never seen a president take so much multi-ethnic heat. Ten percent of black people don’t like the current president because he doesn’t share the “African American” experience, i.e., his ancestors were not black American slaves and his name isn’t Leroy Jones. Twenty-percent of white people don’t like him because he is black. Culturally a significant number of the Rick Santorum-led crowd doesn’t like him because he is an elitist snob with more than one semester of college under his belt.

I haven’t even brought up his ill-advised economic policies.

But guess what? There is a good chance he’ll beat Mittens by three percentage points. American exceptionalism.

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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One Response to So Obama is not Leroy Jones

  1. Kenneth J. Ciszewski says:

    Well, you can’t please everybody. The ten percent of blacks who don’t like the President should like him because of the twenty percent of whites who don’t, just for the sake of solidarity!

    Those who don’t like him because he is literate and educated call him a snob, but the evidence suggests otherwise. Many of the uneducated don’t like the educated. When I went to high school, there was a movement afoot to do away with accelerated classes for bright students because parents whose children didn’t qualify were jealous. Let’s hear it for promoting mediocrity.

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