Alan: Not only could such a black man not get elected, the current generation of American "conservatives" -- the most recent incarnation of the biblical Pharisees -- would mock and vilify him as prelude to stripping, whipping, thorn-crowning and crucifixion.
If an American "conservative" tells you anything else, it's because s/he has denatured Truth, replacing it with alternative "facts," fake news and bogus conspiracies.
There are two ways of lying, as there are two ways of deceiving customers. If the scale registers 15 ounces, you can say: "It's a pound." Your lie will remain relative to an invariable measure of the true. If customers check it, they can see that they are being robbed, and you know by how much you are robbing them: a truth remains as a judge between you. But if the demon induces you to tamper with the scale itself, it is the criterion of the true which is denatured, there is no longer any possible control. And little by little you will forget that you are cheating.
Gandhi, Truth And The Irrepressible Power Of Satyagraha