The ethnic makeup of the candidates in this year’s election is beginning to look like James Watt’s ideal staff – a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple. Someone should convince Joe Lieberman to run as there has already been a cripple as President – Franklin D. Roosevelt. Even though no one would admit it.
Is America ready for this level of diversity? I would like to think so. A recent survey by Harris Interactive showed Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as the top two choices of all Americans surveyed. (Republican and Democrat) The top Republican candidate in this bipartisan survey was Colin Powell.
Democrats have traditionally been more accepting of diversity but Colin Powell as the leading Republican is not that surprising. Finally America is becoming less concerned with the color of your skin and more concerned with the quality of your ideas.