The next time someone asks me who I am voting for this fall for President, I am going to say, "The white guy."
Sounds really stupid, doesn't it - a dumb reason for voting for a President.
That's the reasoning behind most of Obama's followers: Vote for the black guy. And Hillary's followers were just as bad : Vote for the woman.
Using that logic, I should have voted for Hillary - a middle-age, educated, white chick. She was even a little blonde... that's good enough for me.
We all need to identify with our public figures. But we should be thinking a little more critically about their ability to lead, of their qualifications, their motives, ambition, and ideology.
I know some very intelligent persons of color - educated, experienced, talented - who gave me the "black guy" reasoning for wanting Obama as President.
Every person in America has been maligned, and discriminated against, typecast, generalized, stereotyped and the like. Black Americans were enslaved. Orientals were forced into labor camps. These are ancestors. My ancestors were persecuted and discriminated against, as were most peoples sometime during the course of history, and usually by their own people. Africans have been far more cruel to blacks than slave owners every were. The genocide that is still taking place in African countries is horrific.
however, victims will continue to be persecuted. Obama is playing on this. He keeps telling the media not to use the race card, when he is the one who keeps talking about being a black guy. What about his white mother and grandparents? Are they Irish? English? German? He's not only black, any more than most Americans are 100% of anything - except for being American.
I am an American first. I am of Irish and Welsh decent. So what. Thus far, my vote is predicated on the one guy who appears to be a leader with many years of experience. Not because he is caucasian, not because he's the same age as my dad or because his wife is a blonde - all dumb reasons.
Obama is an inexperienced politician. He's had only 146 days of elected experience. Do you want a surgeon with less than one year of experience operating on you? We are talking about the President of the United States.
And together with Obama's lack of practical experience, he has no horse sense, no common sense, no patriotism, no nationalism, no American identity. Why would we elect a President who shuns an American identity? Obama is embarassed to be associated with America - that's the change he's talking about. And people will be dumb enough to vote for him when he thinks that they are just a bunch of dumb hicks?
When is the time you supported someone who despised you?