So now we have the Democratic Nominee and the Republican Nominee. A white republican vs a black democrat.
Unfortunately, in this race, race is going to be a major issue. It is crazy to think that some black republicans wouldn't jump the pub boat b/c for the first time in history, they could possibly elect a black president.
It doesn't matter much to me what color the president is, as long as the president is the best person for the job. What I don't get is, it is a stereotype that black republicans are often considered outcasts when it concerns political agendas. If I am not mistaken, the majority of the black voters in this country are democrat. Why that is, I don't know. So if they are already being scrutinized for their republican views, why jump ship just to vote a candidate into office that you don't believe in based on race.
Part of me feels that Obama is counting on this to occur. And has always done so. He tries to appeal to the white voters by stating that he is half white, but to me, Obama has always lived his life as a black man. He called his grandmother a
'typical white woman'.
Why post this? I am not the first,
Here is the link to the article. A snippet below:
"I don't necessarily like his policies; I don't like much that he advocates, but for the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it," Williams said. "I can honestly say I have no idea who I'm going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that's incredible."
Just as Obama has touched black Democratic voters, he has engendered conflicting emotions among black Republicans. They revel over the possibility of a black president but wrestle with the thought that the Illinois senator doesn't sit beside them ideologically.
If you don't agree with him, or like his policies, what makes you think that he is good for our country??? In a perfect world, race wouldn't be the issue. But we live in a world that doesn't see a persons values first, you see a persons physical characteristics first. With that first perception follows a stereotype, and that stereotype is believed until proved different.
The article is very interesting. I hope those reading check it out.
This is going to be one of the most historical and memorable elections in history. It has already made history in the primary electoral process. Follow it closely, vote wisely