That is because I became acquainted with Brad Jefferies, and told Brad that he should be the first Black US president. He corrected me, and told me it would be Barack Obama.
Brad was a man from what some would call "a disadvantaged background" in the South. This did not prevent him from winning a scholarship to Harvard for his B.A., joining the Navy and become a SEAL officer for 8 years (at the time, one of the few Black SEAL officers), and then returning to Harvard to go to law school. A strong Conservative, Brad had the strength of character to go through Harvard Law being constantly "hissed" by his classmates due to his political positions, but refused to conform to or be bullied by the fashionable Lefty intellectual currents at Harvard Law.