While i agree with Obama's policies on the war and the economy, i sincerely believe that America will move forward regardless of who wins. I think both McCain and Obama are patriotic and honorable men. What troubles me though is that Obama is being uncharacteristically attacked on grounds for which previous democratic presidential candidates have not.
While his very race represents a change in itself, it seems many are worried it would represent an overturn in the way things have gone on before. I believe this is baseless...we are moving forward to a point where we can embrace a candidate regardless of what color he embodies, and i think that in itself (though not completely) still indicates progress. We don't need to fear an overturn..we just need to embrace the fact that ALL of us, REGARDLESS of color, can have equal chances of representation. And this is a change we should all welcome.
While I would never urge any of you to vote for him simply because of this fact, I sincerely hope you will NEVER oppose him because of it. Today, we have a black candidate...tomorrow it might be a Hispanic, an Oriental, or Arabic, and I would hope that NONE of them would ever be opposed simply on the basis of their ethnicity.
I have family members (black) who intend to vote for McCain because they actually identify with his issues (on abortion, the war, etc.), but who witness all the back-lashing against Obama, and are now REACTING to what they see as gross unfairness by actually considering to vote for him. This is not the America we want! Let's disagree with each other based on our policies and NOT on our ethnicity...I BEG YOU!
your thoughts, please...