If America rejects the brilliant Senator Barack Obama, simply because of the colour of his skin, perhaps, he ought to consider running for the Kenyan presidency, some day!
Speaking as an African, who believes in democracy, I do think that Africa could do, with a man of such outstanding leadership talent. He could, indeed, turn out to be, the Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, of the 21st century - and lead us to the new African Renaissance!
But America would be wise to take a chance with this Jack-Kennedy-like political genius: for, in addition to healing that festering wound of racism, which debilitates America so much; he could also definitely repair, most of the egregious harm , done to America's image abroad, by the neo-cons' crass and shameful insensitivity, to the desire for a place under God's sun, by the rest of the world's peoples.
The truth of the matter, is that America must win friends and influence people, abroad - if it is to be successful, at living in peaceful co-existence, with the rest of the world.
It is the obduracy, of the belligerent neo cons, which fuels the demagoguery, of blasphemous and evil mass-murderers, such as Osama Bin Laden: who thinks, unbelievably, that murdering tens of thousands of innocent people, around the world, by getting misguided Islamic innocents, to blow themselves up, is somehow pleasant, in the eyes of Allah. What blasphemy!
It is futile for a major democratic nation, with such fine traditions of freedom and the rule of law, as America, to seek to dominate the world, by sheer brute military force (whether of the conventional type - or the out-sourced, private-sector, Blackwater, "contractor-variety"!), no matter how powerful it might be: for, in the end, it only diminishes it, morally. Period.