I strongly believe that if we are going to have a black leader in this generation, he would have to be a man that is not shackled by Republican and Democratic parties. I thought these systems were designed to protect the white race? If we closely examine the Colon Powell situation, it could be used as a classic example. Obviously he was a man of strong morals and character, yet he found himself in a compromising position when he was apart of a system that failed America time and time over. As a black man who took an oath to serve his country, he had no choice but to be a good negro and support the descisions made by congress, as well as our (idiot) President of the United States. If we are to have a leader for this Generation X, can he create conflicts of interests by supporting white political parties, yet reamin focused to lead black America in the struggle against racism, discrimination, poverty and other issues we face today? Can we afford to form alliances with the very monster that we are trying to conquer? There's no question that we need a serious candidate that is not into "fitting in" the corporate box of what a good black leader is suppose to do for his country. Is it possible, because it seems to me as if every intelligent and well educated man (or woman!) of good character works for the government.