As I watch the campaign unfold and I see Barack Obama surge into the lead ahead of Hillary Clinton, I cannot help but be a little relieved. It is not that I would actually want Barack Obama to win the election, it is just that I think he is a lot less of a danger to America than Hillary Clinton.
Jack Cafferty, a political commentator/analyst for CNN says that Hillary Clinton’s “career and resume are beyond impressive.” I can’t help but wonder where he gets his information. Even Dick Morris, a former close adviser to Bill Clinton during his presidential campaign, stated that Hillary Clinton has no experience and should not be elected president.
Let’s face it. She is a two-and -a-half term Senator who was married to a president who was basically a sexual predator. Her much vaunted attempt to cure the nation’s health care woes as the First Lady amounted to exactly zip, and the records of what she did in the White House while her husband did not have “sexual relations” with Monica Lewinski have been sealed … why?
A little less than impressive to say the least!
Lets see … she has played the race card, the gender card, the plagiarism card, and now … Hillary Clinton is playing the “courting Obama’s delegates” card! It seems Bill has called some of Obama’s delegates … enraged over Obama’s growing lead.
She is certainly power hungry, ambitious, ruthless, corrupt, unethical and … a tax and spend socialist masquerading as a liberal.
You know, I can’t help but wonder how the nation’s voters will respond to Barack Obama in the November election. As much as I hate to say it, I think race will play a big part in this election whether we want to admit it or not … and whether it should or not!
How many black Americans will vote for Barack Obama simply because he is black … and not because of where he stands on the issues?
How many white Americans will not vote for Barack Obama simply because he is black … and not because of where he stands on the issues?
It is an interesting question I think … and it will be interesting to see what happens.
America, or being an American, is not about race … folks! It is about an idea … a dream … a belief!
Americans believe in things like inalienable rights, personal liberty, personal responsibility, equal opportunity, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to protect and defend yourself and your loved ones.
Teddy Roosevelt once said there is no room in our country for hyphenated Americans. I believe he was right!
Whether you are Black, White, Chinese, Indian, Iranian, German, Irish, Italian, Honduran, Mexican, or whatever … you either believe in these ideals or you don’t. If you do, then you are an American (in spirit … if you live in another country).
And simply put … if you don’t … you are not an American (even if you do live in this country)!