Saturday, March 26, 2016

Bernie and the bird

I'm supporting Hillary, not Bernie Sanders, but if the very unlikely happens and Bernie gets the nomination I'll be happy to vote for him in November against whoever the Repugs nominate.

I voted for Hillary against Obama in the 2008 California primary, because I still wasn't convinced Obama was electable. I of course voted for Obama in November.

Willie Brown was skeptical about Obama's prospects in 2004:

The president's visit was a far cry from his first fundraiser here in 2004. He was just a state senator from Illinois running for the U.S. Senate, and I took on the job of filling the Waterfront Restaurant at $250 a head.

Being from the age when Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and lots of other blacks took on Muslim or Africanized names, my first question when he called to ask for my help was, "What's your real name?"

"It IS my real name," he replied.

"Nobody named Barack Obama is going to get elected to anything," I said.

Fast forward to November '08. The telephone rings day after the election and I hear this voice: "Hello, Willie Brown. This is President-elect Barack Obama."

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