Comments on: A Letter to the #Occup(iers): The Principle of Non-Contradiction http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/ Blog, news, books Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: bob http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5506 Thu, 15 Nov 2007 04:11:34 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5506 2012 never made sense. What is the 3d? I doubt Shirley Chisholm carried any state primaries, and I know Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton did not.

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By: Chris Anderson http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5505 Thu, 03 May 2007 21:25:31 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5505 List_of_former_United_States_Senators

In case anyone is interested in history after reading those comments…

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By: DR Harris http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5504 Wed, 03 Nov 2004 13:43:31 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5504 Black senators:
Hiram R. Revels, MS, 1870 to 1871
Blanche K. Bruce, MS, 1875 to 1881
Edward W. Brooke, MA, 1967 to 1979
Carol Moseley Braun, IL, 1993 to 1999
Barack Obama, IL, 2005 to . . .

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By: Edward Kanterian http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5503 Thu, 05 Aug 2004 00:12:26 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5503 Sorry, I meant the 3rd after reconstruction. Before that we had Hiram R. Revels (1870) and Blanche K. Bruce (1874).

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By: a&w http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5502 Tue, 03 Aug 2004 18:46:56 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5502 I’m guessing he’ll be the third U.S. citizen born overseas to seek the nomination of a major party (the other two are Romney and McCain), as well as the first to seek such nomination as a democrat (the other two were Republicans). This is the only answer that does not depend on him actually winning the senate election in 2004, or the democratic nomination in 2012.

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By: David Noha http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5501 Mon, 02 Aug 2004 21:45:50 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5501 Excuse, he will be the 5th black Senator.

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By: David Noha http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5500 Mon, 02 Aug 2004 21:44:30 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5500 If it’s “3rd and 1st in the same year” then he can’t be referring to being the 3rd black senator… and he’s the 5th black senator anyway. Two were elected between 1870 and 1881, and two more since the mid-sixties. See the CBC history page.

I’d guess it’s something nuanced about the nomination, like the 3rd black presidential candidate to win a major party primary or caucus, something like that. I know Jesse Jackson has carried states for the nomination before, I’m not sure who else has.

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By: Edward Kanterian http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5499 Sun, 01 Aug 2004 02:52:30 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5499 Correct answer: 3rd black senator.
We had
1st 1966 Edward W. Brooke/Massachusetts
and
2nd 1982 Carol Moseley Braun/Illinois.
And now Obama as the 3rd…

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By: Charles Grimmett http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5498 Fri, 30 Jul 2004 16:18:12 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5498 Obama is America!
He’s Black! He’s White! He’s the child of an immigrant and a native born citizen. He is an Ivy School graduate, from a middle class family. He has a wife with movie star good looks and two beautiful daughters. All he need now to make him complete is a scandal developed by the right wing to overcome his perfectly clean image. Once he’s eliminated that hurdle he will be a candidate for President in earnest.

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By: Anonymous http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5497 Wed, 28 Jul 2004 17:57:34 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5497 3rd black senator since reconstruction, 5th black senator ever, 1st black president. Oh, wait, but that wouldn’t be 3rd and 1st at the same time.

I give up! Please answer the Sunday puzzle!

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By: Mike B http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5496 Wed, 28 Jul 2004 04:20:14 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5496 3rd President from Illinois? (If you don’t count Ronald Regan…) Lincoln, Grant, and Regan so far…

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By: Duncan Young http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5495 Wed, 28 Jul 2004 02:48:49 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5495 “3rd black to run for president”

Err no

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By: michael phillips http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5494 Wed, 28 Jul 2004 02:28:56 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5494 5th black senator in history, 3rd black to run for president, and first to win.

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By: Steph http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5493 Thu, 01 Apr 2004 15:42:02 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5493 Obama will be the third black senator in U.S. history, and then the first black president. And he will! It was a privilege, as a Chicago resident, to be able to vote for him in the Illinois primary.

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By: Maggie http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5492 Sat, 27 Mar 2004 23:03:59 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5492 Mr. Obama should read this opinion piece at Black Commentator.

Good luck to him!

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By: lessig http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5491 Wed, 24 Mar 2004 13:44:56 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5491 this.

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By: Anonymous http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5490 Wed, 24 Mar 2004 03:23:59 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5490 OK, I give up, what’s the 20% rule?

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By: Goldberg http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5489 Tue, 23 Mar 2004 19:26:00 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5489 I had Obama at U of C law school for voting rights. He is a very smart and decent man, and his primary campaign showed that he ain’t a half bad pol, either. I think I missed Prof. Lessig by a couple of years. Anyway, Obama will make waves at the national level, and rightly so.

Some other recent alums and I held a fundraiser for Obama in early March, with special guest Studs Terkel. Pictures can be found by clicking my name and scrolling down.

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By: Iain http://www.lessig.org/2011/10/barack-breaks-the-20-rule/#comment-5488 Sun, 21 Mar 2004 13:18:18 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/03/barack_breaks_the_20_rule.html#comment-5488 I’m not sure what you mean by “3d”, but I assume “1st” is a reference to the first black President. I think Obama would make an excellent President, but I don’t think it likely that someone who’s name rhymes with Iraq Osama is likely to carry many more states than Illinois. Obama is very popular here in Illinois right now, but it may be prohibitively difficult to make a connection in the other 49.

Incidentally, I have heard at least two other commentators say they expect Obama to be President one day. Anyone who particularly wants to see a President Obama one day should probably start dropping his name in their writings now, and not stop stop until he’s elected. (Which, of course, some have begun to do.

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