Brian McKnight. Take 6. Quincy Jones. Now this is some serious harmony.
Every now and then you have to do something nice for your mother. My mother watches The View and Oprah. She very much believes in the new power of women. She pointed me to Senator Barack Obama on The View.
Here’s the part that killed Senator John McCain (who was also on The View this week) and Senator Hillary Clinton. Obama is simply a likeable guy. He isn’t stiff or wooden like Kerry or Gore. As a result, it is hard to paint him as an elitist like those others are trying to do. He talks openly about race and Reverend Wright.
In the next several days, we can watch the media analyze the Oprah effect. The rest of us already know that she has focused her star power on the presidential race and on Barack Obama. She has the ability to move people. A rare quality.
In order for Obama to win the democratic nomination, he will need to win 2 of the first 3 primaries. This is the key and Obama knows it. If Hillary Clinton is able to sweep the first 3 primaries then all of the chatter that the talking heads have done are right. She is already crowned. All that Senator Edwards has to do is place a strong second in order to stay alive. Actually, John Edwards really needs to win Iowa. He has put a lot of time and effort into Iowa. He has really been campaigning in Iowa for the last 2 – 3 years.
An overwhelmingly African American audience took center stage in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination here Sunday, as Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.), joined by television talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, appealed to black voters to set aside their doubts and seize the opportunity to send him to the White House in 2008.
“South Carolina, our moment is now,” Obama said to an audience estimated by organizers as made up of 29,000 people at the University of South Carolina’s football stadium. “Don’t let them tell you we’ve got to wait. Our moment is now.” (more…)