Barack Obama endorsed by Nation of Islam
To prove his point, he then makes race the issue by saying: ‘We are witnessing the phenomenal rise of a man of colour in a country that has persecuted us because of our colour.’
Cranmer can understand a certain disquiet in the Obama camp, but surely, in a democracy, a vote is a vote? Does one reject a vote from an odious individual or group? Is one tarnished by such an endorsement?
What would happen if the BNP ever endorsed David Cameron and urged its supporters to vote for him?
Or, even more unlikely, what would happen if UKIP said that the Conservative Party was the only hope of healing the nation’s divisions?