By now I think every single person on the face of earth is sick of the race for the White House and we haven’t even gotten to the general election yet. While I am completely annoyed of the over analysis, I still want this race to carry on forever. Why you ask?
Last night on MSNBC Pat Buchanan was talking about the prospects of Hillary Clinton staying in the race and said something along the lines of “Hillary needs to ask herself if staying in the race and whipping Obama with the white vote in Kentucky and West Virginia is worth it.”
Anytime you mention “whipping” and it involves an African American there is a certain level of discomfort in the air. You kind of felt that on the set last night for a second, nobody wants to acknowledge it but you can tell they all noticed it.
This is an example of how the primary has turned into the most uncomfortable political process ever.
Moments like these are happening daily on just about every cable news show and I love it. Last week I was watching one show where they were talking about the Jeremiah Wright fallout. The African American pundit on the show told rest of the panel that they couldn’t understand this because they didn’t go to a black church. Rest of the panel just kind of shut up for a second and there was an uncomfortable silence until the host asked a follow up question.
The problem for the other pundits is that there is no retort to that comment, which makes watching these shows at least 25% more entertaining. You can’t say anything disparaging about females or blacks at all, which has all of these talking heads on edge.
Plus this election needs to go on forever to keep the black female pundits around. I fear that they will all be out of jobs once this is over because a lot of these ladies came out of nowhere. You know early in the campaign in an executive office at a cable news channel there was a meeting that went like this:
News Producer: There is an African American running for President and a woman. We need to make sure that we have each type of pundit on our shows.
News Producer 2: What if we get a pundit that is black AND female.
News Producer: There are people that are like that? Do we need to go on an expedition to Africa or something?
News Producer 2: No I am pretty sure they live here in the United States.
It seemed like overnight that the 24/7 news networks were trotting out their very own black female pundit. Some even went so far as to get two.
MSNBC Guy 1: Fox and CNN each got a black female pundit.
MSNBC Guy 2: Well we need two!
And the black female pundit arms race began.
Plus if it continues on we have better odds of Buchanan combining the two and saying something like, “I don’t see the point of another debate. It is like picking cotton while having your wife spend time in her natural habitat… the kitchen.”
Then and only then will I be ready for this election to be over. Both feet will finally end up in someone’s mouth.
Are you ready for this to be over?
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