"GLBT's --- [aprox] 17%"
There is absolutely no way that nearly 1 in 5 people are LGBT. No. Effing. Way. The very high end estimate is 10% for gays/lesbians alone. The more realistic estimate is 5%. You're telling me another 12% is bi or trans? Come on.
A black? Obama is every bit as white as he is black. And he's not even an African-American, technically speaking. He is not descended from any slaves. His wife is an African-American, technically speaking. Somebody referring to Obama as being white would be no more wrong than somebody referring to him as being black.
I don't actually agree with that. He's considered a black man by the vast majority of people. One doesn't have to be descended from slaves to be authentically black.
But to answer you question about a woman POTUS, it's impossible to predict, but I believe that America is done voting for people primarily based on skin color or their gender for a while.
Agreed, on the whole. There will still be a lot of people that vote for Obama because he's black, though...just like the Congressional Black Caucus accused the GOP of racism against Eric Holder.
I would never vote for a female, just so they could become the first female President ever. That would be extremely sexist and wrong. If somebody is qualified enough, that is what they should run on. Is every special interest group and minority out there going to demand that a President comes from their group eventually? What's next, the national association of clowns running somebody for President?
Yeah, the whole premise of Hands' initial post is absurd. Especially this part:
...but that still leaves some major other groups still left out in the cold, including women, atheists, openly GLBT's, Native Americans, Hispanics, Latino's, Jews, Asians and Muslims.
LOL! Left out in the cold? Because they've never had one of their "members" elected President? Yes, Hands...the U.S. will forever be racist and bigoted until we elect a transgendered person to the Presidency. Jesus.
I also believe that Obama has ruined the chances for any other minorities following in his footsteps for many decades at least.
I don't know about many decades, but I fear you're correct about that. He's been such a horrible President. It cannot possibly help race relations in this country, nor advance the cause of minorities getting elected high office. It may not hurt, but it certainly won't help.