US political darling Barack Obama has received enthusiastic support for a possible 2008 presidential bid -- except from fellow African-Americans, a group many believed would be among his staunchest backers.
In contrast to the effusive reception Obama has received from white Americans, many US blacks so far have been cool, saying that while they may share skin color with Obama, they do not have a common culture or history.
Alexis de Tocqueville was the last Frenchman to have anything worthwhile to say about the U.S. Still, the Agence France Presse touches on a bit of truth about Obama. "Black leaders" like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton fear him, because he's a threat to their power base. They'll do whatever they can to undermine him.