No black will ever be appointed Pres of the US. A hispanic maybe, given demographics and lighter skin coloration. Most people still vote on cosmetics, and though votes are meaningless at the national level now, folks would rebel if the appointed Pres wasn't at least whitish.
And we HAVE reached the point where votes at the national level don't matter. VNS (voters news service) folded last year after committing it's final election frauds in 2002 (their frauds helped get us to the point of the 'electronic alternative', and now their old methods are no longer needed). Through the practice of creating false expectations with exit polls on election day, and psychologically softening us up for appointees rather than electees, and then assisting in vote counting, VNS succeeded in putting all branches of govt in the hands of one party and then folded before investigations occurred to people. Could just have easily have been the Democrats seizing power, but the country seems to feel more comfortable with the phony 'conservatives' in charge. But the Dems will have their turn in a diversionary appointment...and H. Clinton will be built up by the press as the preferred choice to whatever intentional loser the Reps run in 2008. Unless the plan is changed and the 22nd Amendment is scrapped, then we'll be watching GW 'landing planes' on flightdecks as Commander in Chief when he's as old as Reagan.
And there is no place to run. That's why the CIA/MI-6 folks bombed Bali. Symbolic. Trouble in Paradise. They killed the Weavers in the isolation of Idaho (message = 'you can't isolate yourself'), they murdered the Branch Davidians in Waco (message = 'you can't band together and fight us'), and they bombed paradise. The only place to run is to your city council. Demand ALL sessions take place in public, carry video cameras and pin the weasels in your lens finder every chance you get, and remind them that federal money for electronic voting machines (along with advice on how to steal re-election) WILL come back to haunt their children in the form of concentration camps. Works wonders. And forward story links to uninformed 'editorialists'. There's too much info on the internet, and it's incredible what some of the 'informed' people are unaware of.