I’m far from the first person to say this, but it bears repeating, from sea to shining sea.
An African-American won the first Democratic primary this year.
A woman won the second primary.
Also, you didn’t have to dig too far down into the lower tier of candidates to find a Latino.
Let’s take a moment and lay aside all the finer points of issues and electability and all that other very important crap, and give this the notice it deserves. I am proud of the Democratic Party for its slate this cycle. This isn’t a mere nod to political correctness; we have two, almost three strong candidates for the presidency that aren’t white guys.
This is a victory for our country.
If Obama or Clinton wins the nomination, it will be another victory. If one of them wins the presidency, it will be a huge victory. Because it is long past time for that particular wall to get knocked down; that it’s taken us this long is a national disgrace.
I’m not going to get into details of policies, voting records, or any of that stuff right now. We can save that for later. For now, I’m going to cheer both of them on.