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I Disagree, the democrats have made this a Black vs white issue, not America

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Submitted by sara (United States), May 2, 2008 at 16:34

Ken,

While I respect your opinion, and agree with your assessment of Obama, I disagree that America is not ready for a Black President. A Black president who is neutral and not affiliated with the extreme nation of Islam and the like. Unfortunately, the dems have a habit of forcing black politicians to allign themselves with black fringes in order to vet themselves. When a black politician can just be a politician, such as Michael Steele (lt Gov of Maryland) or someone similar, then America will be able to vote for someone like that

I find it highly ironic that the historic valiant defenders of equal oportunity and race discrimination have put themselves in the position of seeming racist if they do NOT vote for Obama. It puts a heavy burden on the white guilt of self proclaimed liberals... what irony.

In fact, republicans, or at least thinking Americans, care not a hoot about the color of the candidate, or for that matter, their sex. I would vote for whomever I thought would be best suited for the harrowing job of President. I would vote for Michael Steele or any other black political figure whom I thought was fit for the task, man, woman, whatever. I hope that we can judge politicians on their merits and not their physical characteristics.

The beautiful irony is that Dems have put themselves into a corner. If they don't nominate Obama, they will be considered racist! For that reason alone, I hope that Hillary (much as I detest her politics and past) wins the nomination, so the racist burden remains with the democrats, rather than having McCain be the one to eliminate Obama from the race. You can foretell what the story will be when bleeding hearts make the comparison of an old white powerful man beating a black man.... But again, this goes o the dynamics within the liberal elites of the democrat party, not the American people. So I would amend your statement to that effect.

America is ready for any president who is fit for the task to tackle the extremely challenging road ahead for the western world. The color of his skin, or sex organs, has not much to do with it.

Lets try to stick to the facts about why Obama is not suited to be president, and not get caught up in racist fantasy like the democrats have done. His background as a muslim, as Daniel Pipes has pointed out, has far reaching political implications in foreign policy, and what is supposed to happen if he is elected? Airlift his entire Kenyan family with goats and all (to protect the family of the president)?

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