All of them have both presidential and vice presidential candidates who are all white caucasians and you wonder why? Not even Democratic Party's Hillary Clinton picked a minority vice presidential candidate, especially coming so soon after a vacating of the White House by a black minority president? It is not as if there are no well qualified minority candidates who would have so easily, dutifully, filled that position, including Senator Cory Booker and HUD Secretary Julio Castro. But nope, the tacit understanding among white Americans is deep rooted and it is that no more minority will be allowed near or so close to the seat of the American presidency, their White House; hence their decision to field an all white candidates for all the parties such that head or tail, a white person will become the next president and vice president of the United States of America.
Icheoku says the apprehension in the land is palpable, white people are afraid of the existential threat to their stranglehold on power, both political and economic, and they will no longer take chances with anyone else from outside their race toying with their power hold. Obama had his moment in the sun until he screwed it up with his queasiness and indecisiveness. Leaders do not show weakness or touchy-feely knee jerk approach to issues of great concern and Obama did not learn this lesson and it cost him and minorities in general dearly. With him gone, goes too, every other opportunity for another minority candidate to be ever allowed back in the White House, not in our life time. But did blacks and minorities even fare better under the minority president, one may ask? Your guess is as good as Icheoku's and apparently no; and anyone arguing otherwise might as well still be drunk on the first black president's coolaid, What a missed opportunity to really shake things up and improve the fortunes of black peoples of this world. But hey, life goes on.