By Larry Elder
The Washington Times
January 12, 2008
Black South Carolina state Sen. Robert Ford (a Democrat), back in February 2007, warned against a 2008 Democratic ticket headed by Sen. Barack Obama. Mr. Ford said, “It’s a slim possibility for [Obama] to get the nomination, but then everybody else is doomed. Every Democrat running on that ticket next year would lose because he’s black and he’s top of the ticket. We’d lose the House and the Senate and the governors and everything. I’m a gambling man. I love Obama. But I’m not going to kill myself.”
Jesse Jackson, too, criticized Mr. Obama, during the so-called Jena Six matter. Authorities in Louisiana charged five of six black youths with attempted murder for beating a white teenager unconscious. Mr. Jackson felt Barack Obama insufficiently critical, and said, “[Mr. Obama] needs to stop acting like he’s white.”
This photo was taken when Jesse was more influential but much less self-important and not as wealthy.
Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson’s soul mate, also sounded alarms against Mr. Obama:, “Just because you’re our color doesn’t make you our kind.” Mr. Sharpton also asked….