HOPEFUL BARACK OBAMA
By Baldwin Howe
It stand to reason that one can safely say that if the United States even sneezes it registers a negative or positive impact here in Jamaica. And in that same context, it seem somewhat natural that whatever transpires politically in the
The latest political developments currently unfolding in that country, the Democrat and Republican’s presidential nomination race has certainly grabbed the focus of many Jamaicans. Although both parties are now engaged in this exercise, most Jamaicans are following the Democratic party’s nomination race more keenly.
This nomination contest is of interest because two of the candidates in it are destined to create history. One is Hillary Clinton, she is trying to become the first elected female president, while the other, Barack Obama, is bidding to become the first elected African-American president.
Needless to say, Barack Obama, a lawyer who hails from the state of
He is really giving his contestants a serious run for their money. He surprised the world when he became the first Black man to have won the
Yes Obama has a date with history as he continues to pursue his campaign for the Democratic Party nomination, all the while leaving his rival, Hillary Clinton, continues to swallow the dust he leaves behind.
Most Jamaicans will be closely following what transpires and they are all in support of Barack Obama, and would be glad if he wins all the remaining primaries and go on to become the Democratic Party’s candidate.
Below are some of the comments made when Reggae Times did a Vox Pop survey by speaking to some prominent Jamaican musicians and lay persons:
Popular deejay, Ninjaman said: “A Black man time now. Me would a love if him win.”
Record Producer, George H. Lee said: “It is going to be hard for Barack Obama.
Show Producer, Father Don said: “I don’t know, He might be a White man in Black skin, but
It would be good if he can win it.”
Songwriter, Show producer, Alvin Campbell said: “It would be good but I don’t think he stands a chance against Hillary Clinton.”
Fab 5 band leader, Frankie Campbell said: “I don’t know if
Unique Visions Band Drummer, Kingsley Boyd said: “Hillary Clinton will beat Obama for the nomination.”
Popular deejay, Beenie Man said: “I support him 150% (Percent).”
Deejay, Fred Cash said: “A time now fe Black man control things. Obama can’t lose.”
Stone Love Owner, Winston “Wee-Pow” Powell said: “ I would feel good fi Barack Obaman if him win the Presidency of the U. S.”
Record Producer / Club Owner, Witty Henry said: “It is really time for a change in
Musician, Peter Ashburn said: “
Culture singer, Natural Blacks said: “Me wouldn’t mind it at all if a Black man win the Presidency in
Gospel singer, Preacher, Delroy Willis said: “If it is God’s will it will be done.”
Guitarist, Dwight Pinkney said: “I would like him fe win yes, but I don’t know if that is possible.”
Singer/songwriter, Dean Stone said: “Bwoy, it a go hard fe a Black man turn President in a
Record producer, Jumbo Jordine said: “
Radio announcer, Ras Habaku said: “I man support that Black man. I would be happy if he should win the