In America we have a bunch of firsts that certainly came from citizens. Our first president was George Washington — he was born on Colonial Beach, Virginia, the son of two planters.
The first African-American governor was born in Richmond, Virginia as the grandson of slaves. The first black to hold statewide office in America was born in Charleston and was a convicted felon.
Today, we have the first president in United States history that the American public is not 100 percent sure about his place of birth and his middle name (Hussein) already had people shivering in their shoes.
On the other hand, he had a major controversy in the filling of his prior U.S. Senate seat that he was asked to advise on, and it resulted in a criminal investigation from the FBI with his pal, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, ending up in prison.
Moreover, the media-branded “Obamacare” is actually a Republican Party brainchild from its inception. So, he has a deplorably nagging injury to his political record that will have historians scratching their noggins for days.
Then, if the establishment Democratic Party candidate wins, which happens to be former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he will lose a hefty amount of his political muscle. I say this because Clinton is an alum of two presidential administrations that went on for their maximum time. Additionally, President Bill Clinton was seen to be as the first black president socially to lots of Americans.
He is an ignominy to many, though, because of repeatedly lying to the FBI, getting disbarred as an attorney and committing adultery in the White House’s Oval Office. He is still one of the best politicians on the planet, however, but not a first-rate representation of a dependable mate. Hillary Clinton winning will reduce Obama to only having influence over his own racial group.
He will be like the Rev. Jesse Jackson was for African-Americans in the Democratic Party during his lifetime, and he, like Bill Clinton, was not a loyal spouse. Furthermore, his political leverage will be for certain wings of the Democratic Party just as President Jimmy Carter was for conservative Democrats.
No matter how strange this sounds, the Obamas may subliminally root for Gov. Jeb Bush to win in order to preserve their political brand.
Jordan Thomas Cooper is a 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina. He is the first African-American to serve in both the governor and lieutenant governor’s office as an aide in South Carolina and has worked on several Republican candidates’ national campaigns.