ohfuk, it was possible for poorer people to become presidents in the past, because there was not as much campaigning involved. however, nowadays, you must advertise on tv, radio, telephone, etc. so its not really feasible for a low income individual to become president unless he is backed by somesort of party with money. BP, i highly doubt the next president will be black, i imagine it will be a slower process, first we will see a black person in the top 3 in votes, then as the runner up, and eventually win it. seeing as how no black person has really came close to winning recently it is not likely one would suddenly win.
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