Has there ever been a worse time to be a white male than in post-Obama America?
With Democrats set to take control of the House in January, CNN is working hard to justify impeachment proceedings now that federal prosecutors are linking President Trump to what they’re calling crimes committed by Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, in connection with the 2016 presidential campaign.
But that is expected on a network that all but dedicates 24/7 coverage to destroying the president, but to hear CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota openly discriminate against white men is highly troublesome.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on President Trump: “We’re seeing all kinds of evidence that the Trump presidency isn’t succeeding. It’s not taking America where it needs to go. It certainly isn’t fulfilling his promises to the rural parts of America.” pic.twitter.com/g4ibsk67qf
— New Day (@NewDay) 10 December 2018
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was on CNN Monday morning and the Democrat put the odds of him running for president at “more than 50-50,” but Camerota all but dismissed him for being a “white guy.”
“You know the debate that the Democratic Party is having right now — is it time to have somebody of color and a woman and somebody younger?” she asked her guest. “Or somebody more establishment?”
Never mind that she poses the question after Democrats nominated a woman in 2016 and a black man in 2012 and 2008 — in fact, the last white male put forth by the party was John Kerry in 2004.
Having shown a graphic of a number of potential candidates, Camerota effectively narrowed the Democratic field to Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro — at the ripe old age of 69, Sen. Elizabeth Warren falls short of the “younger” requirement.
An uncomfortable Hickenlooper told the CNN anchor “Democrats across the country are going to help decide that.”
“I’m not sure it’s clear what is exactly needed,” he added. “But I do know there are a lot of strong opinions.”
Camerota then came right out and asked the governor, based on his race and sex, if he should be running.
“As a white guy, are you trying to calculate whether or not this is the right time for you?” she asked.
“Well, this is the time its worked out,” Hickenlooper said, noting that his term expires at the end of the year.
Can you image some asking Barack Obama that question in 2008?
But then, if Hickenlooper is going to run on the premise that the Trump presidency “isn’t succeeding” and is “not taking America where it needs to go.” as he stated, the booming economy be damned, he may be better served not running.