President-elect Barack Obama officially became the "coolest" black man in the world this week. In reality, he'd probably already supplanted Dezel, but winning the presidency solidified his standing. Now black people will have the opportunity to view a true black role model of excellence every day and night on the net, television and in the print media.
Colbert I. King writes in the Washington Post about all the folks that Obama needs to thank for his election. Among the list are:
- Bill and Hillary Clinton
- Rev. Jeremiah Wright
- Virginia Gov. Tom Kaine
- U.S. Secret Service
- Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity
- Katie Couric
Obama didn't ascend to the presidency without assistance, but we owe him a debt of gratitude for risking his life, and time with his family to bless us with his presence as he's about to take on the toughest job in the world.