Are all black celebrities supposed to endorse the surging Barack Obama and contribute to his campaign? According to the tone of Roger Friedman's Fox News Article, the answer is: yes.
Oprah Winfrey’s backing of Barack Obama for president hasn’t influenced a lot of other heavy hitting black celebrities to join her yet.Yet. Because it's just a matter of time, so the thinking goes.
Her two most favorite authors, Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison, have not opened their pocketbooks yet for Obama. (Angelou has traditionally been a Clinton supporter.)
Neither has Spike Lee nor Denzel Washington, although the latter’s wife Pauletta sent Obama $2,300. Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. has put his bucks in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, as has Quincy Jones. [SNIP]
Obama’s celeb donors include the recently controversial Will Smith, but not Chris Gardner, the multi millionaire whom Smith played in "The Pursuit of Happyness."With Gardner's well-known bootstrap story, one wonders whether he is even a member of the Democrat Party.
Of course, nearly all black Americans of voting age are Democrats and, following onto that, it would be difficult to imagine how those black Democrats--especially the monied ones--could resist giving the first viable black American candidate for president his chance.
However, it would have been nice had Mr. Friedman not left so many assumptions unexamined in the piece.
(Thanks to Booker Rising)