Many years ago, there was a television program called “To Tell the Truth.”

Three challengers were introduced, all claiming to be the central character. The announcer typically asked the challengers, who stood side by side, “What is your name, please?” Each challenger then stated, “My name is [central character’s name].” The host then read aloud a signed affidavit  about the central character.

The panelists were each given a period of time to question the challengers, with the central character sworn to give truthful answers, and the impostors permitted to lie and pretend to be the central character.

After questioning was completed, each member of the panel voted on which of the challengers they believed to be the central character, either by writing the number on a card or holding up a card with the number of their choice, without consulting the other panelists. Once the votes were cast, the host asked, “Will the real [person’s name] please stand up?” The central character then stood.

Well, I feel like I’m in the middle of a taping of “To Tell the Truth.”  The other day, I saw this video of President Obama appealing to the African-American community for their vote.

I couldn’t believe it.  The ad urges black Americans to volunteer their time by making calls, organizing events and going door to door in their neighborhoods encouraging other blacks to vote for Obama.

Wasn’t it just a mere four years ago when the great Obama was going to unify all America.   Didn’t he mention something like “we rise or fall as one nation; as one people” during his election night speech?  So, who exactly is President Obama?  The candidate who wanted to be President of all Americans or the one who is now playing the race card?

I’m not even going to address the issue of separation of church and state and how wrong it is for him to suggest that congregational captains be selected to encourage congregants to vote for him.

But before asking the final question, “will the real Barack Obama please stand up?” I’d like to ask, can anyone even imagine the media firestorm that would be caused if Rick Santorum, Mitt  Romney or any other Republican hopeful made a similar ad asking for the white vote?

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