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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Nov 10, 2008 at 16:15

I am not a racist nor a supremist, nor am I a "whining McCain supporter." I neither whined nor cried when Obama won, just accepted it. I consider myself an independent thinker and voter.

I can think of many other African Americans who might make much better presidents, one such man would be Michael Steele. I have African American friends, Turkish friends, Indonesian friends, Egyptian friends, Chinese friends, Japanese friends, Indian friends, Spanish friends, Polish friends, Russian friends---the list goes on. I have no idea what it feels like to be an African American, and what this presidency means to them. But I can only imagine that they are very proud now, after the troubling times they had to live with in this country for so many years. What I don't like about Barack Obama is his ability to say one thing then deny it later.

I think it's call lying, particularly about his Muslim childhood. There is nothing wrong with him having been a Muslim but now he denies this. I can see four years of grovelling because people are afraid---afraid that if they criticize him, they will be labled racist. If someone deserves accolades, no matter what race they are, then hallelujah! Give it to them. But if someone isn't worthy of those accolades and continues to lie, and people continue to turn a blind eye to this, then there is definitely something wrong and this should be publicized. I don't care what colour someone is----people are people, especially in the eyes of God.

I certainly hope that Barack Obama will be a worthy president and bring this country around, but I think I will wait a few years to see what he and his administration do before I bestow any accolades on him.

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