At least as President he would know the full cost of war(s). Unfortunately America has shown from the Katrina response that too many still do not care about blacks, not that all Katrina victims were black. Still way too much racism in America for a black man or woman to be elected. Unfortunate but true. He is articulate, well spoken, intelligent, experienced, well respected. For all those reasons, he doesn't stand a chance. Not to mention he is Republican.Wish the country would join the 21st century and vote for the man or woman best suited for the job, rather than vote for a party because their ancestors voted a certain way.