Director Spike Lee once called President Barack Obama “pre-de-ortained” [sic] and suggested history would measure time as “Before Barack … and After Barack.”
Now, the “Do the Right Thing” director isn’t even sure Obama will win reelection come Fall.
Lee told GQ magazine that it isn’t just racism that may prevent Obama from securing a second term. It’s the economy, stupid, and Lee isn’t so dumb that he doesn’t see his fellow Americans suffering.
GQ: The election is coming up. You’ve been a big supporter of Barack. Why do you think so many people are so critical of him?
Spike Lee: I can’t say to all the people that are unhappy with him that they’re racist people. People ain’t got jobs, people are hurting. So I don’t care what color you are, if people are out of work, it’s tough. And then when you’re the first African American president, that’s not helping either. I just had a meeting with somebody high up in the Obama campaign this morning and the people have to get out and vote. This thing is not a lock. It is not a lock that president Obama is getting a second term and people have to really rekindle the enthusiasm that we had the first time.