Juicy Planet has been told that Barack Obama is being given a free pass by the American media and many other citizens. While there has been an increase in cynicism and doubt about Senator Hillary Clinton in the past few months, there has been an alarming and unreasonable lack of scrutiny of Senator Obama.
Juicy Planet believes that sexism combined with the puffing up of American youth as a demographic play big roles in the anti-Clinton tide, while racism and the cult of celebrity all play a large part in the do not mess with Obama wave. Both Democratic candidates are sharp-minded and strong in character. Both come from privileged backgrounds, are lawyers who attended Ivy League schools, and sport intelligent and ambitious spouses.
We should not be irrationally sanctifying Obama, nor should we allow the Obama hero fantasy characterization by media to go unchallenged. It is a danger not only to democracy but to the realization of progressive legal, economic, social and foreign policy changes we need, but this kind of Messiah worship is a danger to the man himself. Obama must be held to the same scrutiny as Clinton and McCain, for the highest office in the world. It will make for a more honest and healthy country. The thoughts expressed in this post will expire on March 5, 2008. Go Obama! Go voters!