If we've learned anything about who we should elect for president in 2012 from the current administration, it's not that people of different ethnic backgrounds can not be president. Absolutely not that.
It's not that Senators can't be president. Although I strongly believe (and always have) that Senators in general are a worse choice than governors and that freshmen Senators should NEVER be president.
But what we have learned is never, ever elect anyone from Chicago to the presidency. Ever.
Never, never, never.