While we reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous declaration that we need to judge others, not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character – let us also acknowledge that it is just as dangerous to reject an entire group due to the actions and character of one single individual.
What happened when we elected a man because of the color of his skin rather than by an assessment of his experience and the content of his character – a man unvetted, vanilla in his voting record, and credentialized only as a community organizer? Unfortunately, we got a man who promised transparency but gave us distortions and scandalous cover-ups; a unifier who demonized his opponents and pit one group against another; a self-styled advocate of the middle class who played with the celebrity rich, even as the middle class declined; a constitutional scholar who evaded the law; a political reformer who rewarded his green cronies with debt-strapped stimulus funds; a transformer who let America languish under the control of his unelected czars.
We must never judge future non-Caucasian presidential candidates by the incompetence and self-serving behavior of our current president. Indeed, we need to elect a man or woman who will genuinely unite all of us as Americans.
As for me, I would certainly welcome the candidacy of the likes of Allen West, Dr. Benjamin Carson, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio.