Thursday, September 18, 2008

E-Racing the Issue…


Lately, in person and by proxy, I have been called a racist for the fact that I will not be supporting for Senator Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election. Interesting! But, do let’s dispense with the issue of race in this Presidential Campaign. It’s really quite easy. What is the fundamental difference between Barack Obama and John Kerry? Really?! Aren’t they exactly the same?

Well, no! John Kerry has been a very active United States Senator for over 15 years. Before that he had a very distinguished Law career. Before that he was a veteran and served in Vietnam. To many, Senator Kerry is a very charismatic figure, with tremendous orator skill. He has been an active , vigorous , and vocal advocate of many issues. It is undeniable that, agree with him or not, John Kerry is a Man of demonstrably strong moral conviction. All that being said, Senator Kerry is one of the most Liberal members of the Senate; third only to Senators Biden and Obama. He and I disagree on nearly every major issue, as is the case with the majority of Americans given the Presidential election of 2008.

I didn’t vote for John Kerry in 2004. The Nation did not elect John Kerry to be President in 2004. So, why should I or the nation change now, and elect Barack Obama in 2008…

…merely because he is black? Sorry! Not going to happen.

Taking prudent note of the profound words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it’s not the color of a man’s skin with which I take note. As with Kerry, it is the content of his character that has me concerned.

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