Billionaire Businessman, founder of BET (Black Entertainment Television) and owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats Bob Johnson says Geraldine Ferraro was right that Obama is only where he is because he’s black.
“Geraldine Ferraro said it right. The problem is, Geraldine Ferraro is white. This campaign has such a hair-trigger on anything racial … it is almost impossible for anybody to say anything.”
You’ll remember Bob Johnson as the guy who also said Obama was “doing something in the neighborhood”:
He says this, mind you after Clinton’s New Hampshire co-chair Bill Shaheen intimated that Obama may have sold drugs and the now disgraced and ousted Mark Penn went around tossing the word cocaine in conversations every chance he got.
Bob also gets in some elitist fun with this:
“I don’t think he has that common — what I call `I-want-to-go-out-and-have-a-drink-with-you — touch,” Johnson said.
Well Bob, you’re wrong. Despite the hoopla and rockstar type crowds that followed him around, I got the distinct impression that he’d be the exact type person I’d like to go have a drink with when I was fortunate enough to meet him at a dinner back in 2006.
I don’t guess you need much support from the black community when you’ve already sold the business they support to Viacom for $40 million.
Is it just me or does Bob sound “bitter” here:
Johnson said Obama is likely to win the nomination and has had the support of “the liberal media.”
“They sort of dislike Hillary for her vote on the war. They don’t want to see Bill and Hillary in power again,” he said. “So Obama comes in and runs a smart campaign. But that’s not the Second Coming, in my opinion, of John F. Kennedy, FDR or the world’s greatest leaders.”