Obama is Ebony Magazine's Person of the Year
Of course we are not surprised.
If an African-American becoming the President of the United States doesn’t stand out as THE landmark event in the history of a magazine founded for African-American readers in 1942 and now reaching 12 million readers, it’s difficult to imagine what does.
“We won because the American people mobilized for change,” Obama says in the interview that he gave to Ebony on Nov. 13, his first interview following election. “It really was people at a grassroots level who carried our campaign financially, who carried it organizationally, and we don’t want that to dissipate.”
The interview, along with the magazine’s naming of Obama as its first-ever Person of the Year, a look at how “Barack’s Chicago” helped shape the man and a look at “First Lady Style: Michelle Obama’s Eclectic Taste” all are featured in the January edition of Ebony, a designated collector’s edition, that goes on sale a week from today, Dec. 9.
(Cover photo courtesy of Ebony magazine.) Source
Um…I think this from TV ad John McCain is great (video below). It will run tonight before and after Obama’s historic speech at the DNC. It’s good that McCain recognizes the significance of this day, but McCain voted against the MLK holiday in Arizona in 1983! Right?!?! Yes!!! That is so ironic! Do you really understand the significance of this day when you had an issue with giving the most significant man in this equation his own day?!?!? Oh yes, he’s changed his mind now…sure, sure, he understands he was wrong. OK, but it’s still ironic. Don’t you think?
Spin Cycle has the details – “McCain will attempt to be make nice before he performs the widely speculated act of naming his vice president running mate some time Friday to counteract any boost in the polls for Obama.”
We want to be in the good company of the “I told you so” crowd. So, we are chimming in to say that Barack Obama IS the Democratic Nominee. Oh, what an historic event!! Yes WE Can!
Obama wins Democratic nomination Reuters
It’s Obama Slate
Hillary to recognize Obama nomination MSNBC
Our favorite link today – Obama to Accept Nomination on 45th Anniversary of the “I Have a Dream Speech… Huffington Post
Even Aljazeera is saying Obama ‘set to win nomination’.