I am foreigner from Africa observing the political activities in the USA from an objective distance. The one thing that has never come up is that not one American voice is concerned about the fact that if Obama becomes President then their country will be led by somebody who has ascended to the highest office in the land as a consequence of the actively pursued American policy of affirmative action. Since affirmative action is, I assume from watching and following US politics, alive and well in America, it necessarily follows that Obama was fast tracked through Columbia, Harvard, The Harvard Review, The Illinois Legislature and the US Senate, and now a Presidential nominee as an affirmative action candidate. At every opportunity I have asked this question of Americans and have not yet been able to get a coherent reply. I have therefore decided to tap this site in the hope that one of your correspondents may have the answer.