Friday, November 7, 2008

SOUND OFF

We just had a Presidential election that was historic in many ways. It was good to be a part of that election—no matter what candidate you voted for. BUT! Most of the people that have been interviewed by news programs have totally missed the point of this election.

We were voting for a President to lead our country in a difficult time. WE WERE NOT VOTING ON THE COLOR OF THE SKIN!!! I have heard people commenting that the black are now truly free; our country has finally become equal; we have now left racism behind; and many other comments that regard race ONLY.
NOT ONE OF THESE COMMENTS WAS ABOUT ANYTHING BUT RACE!!

One well known radio show had a “man on the street” segment which showed very well how uninformed the voters really were. They asked the public about Obama’s views & promises; but they actually were attributing McCain’s views & promises to Obama. No one noticed. They also asked what the public thought about Obama’s VP running mate –Sarah Palin!! They all said that they thought she would do well and that she was a good choice. GIVE ME A BREAK! This shows what they were voting for and it wasn’t for a candidate!

While I agree that this has been a momentous election; I do not agree with voting for any candidate for any office based on the color of their skin.

If you are going to vote PLEASE LEARN ABOUT WHO YOU ARE VOTING FOR! I don’t care which party you choose, or what your political views may be, but please don’t vote based on race!

The election was definitely historical; mostly for ignorant voters.

3 comments:

Sharla Jordan

Amen!

lenseigne

I agree. I think the media really determined which issues were put out there the most during the election. I was sad that certain moral issues weren’t brought up as important issues in the presidential election. Obama may be selecting future Supreme Court Justices who would have the power to overrule every statutory effort to limit abortion and ban gay marriage. I really hope that no Justices retire during Obama’s term. But, already we are hearing that he wants to use an executive order first thing in January to reverse Bush's policy on stem cell research. I feel sick to my stomach, and this is only the beginning.

BethBowling

I agree with you when you said people were voting skin color. Nobama was always talking about the middleclass but never about the lowerclass which there are more of. Those in the lowerclass I believe will be very disappointed that they voted for him. I think 90% of his followers are going to be very disappointed!