Clinton says Obama broke through the racial barrier because he’s an “attractive, good-looking man”
During her Wednesday interview at ReCode’s Code Conference 2017, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton blamed her loss at least partly on misogyny, while claiming that President Obama was able to overcome racial barriers due to his appearance.
“So I never said I was a perfect candidate, and I certainly have never said I ran perfect campaigns, but I don’t know who is or did,” she told interviewer Kara Swisher.
“And at some point it sort of bleeds into misogyny. And let’s just be honest, you know, people who have a set of expectations about who should be president and what a president looks like, you know, they’re going to be much more skeptical and critical of somebody who doesn’t look like and talk like and sound like everybody else who’s been president.”
Yes, she makes too much of misogyny, exactly as she and the white sisterhood did during the campaign and just as some of her sisterhood surrogates did, absurdly claiming discrimination against even white women was a greater historic wrong and a greater obstacle than racism has been in America for black men.
She then attempted to explain Barack Obama’s success and her failure by complimenting his looks.
“And you know, President Obama broke that racial barrier, but you know, he’s a very attractive, good-looking man with lots of —”
“Well, he’s likable enough,” Swisher quipped, a reference to a remark Obama made in a debate during the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries.
“He’s likable enough, absolutely!” Clinton responded.
George Will said he was as elegant as Fred Astaire.
Friends and foes alike often called him a rock star.
This was a very significant difference between Barack Obama and Jesse Jackson, and goes far to explain why the former succeeded while the latter failed.
It's the Oreo thing, as O's black critics so perceptively put it.
They said with scorn and resentment that he talked and acted white.
Meaning he didn't sound like a ghetto street thug with his mouth full of mashed potatoes, as Jesse Jackson did, and still does.