On One Hand

December 31, 2007

Enough already!

Filed under: Uncategorized — ononehand @ 8:36 pm
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I’ve seen enough poll findings, online questionnaires, Facebook forums, and stupid comments about the ability of a black person, a “Muslim,” or a woman to be president of the United States. Here’s how I would like to see that question asked.

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  1. I think I’m voting for Edwards in the primaries, and it sort of destroys my soul that I’m consciously choosing a rich white man when there are so many other options. But I genuinely think he is the best candidate.

    Comment by music_stops — January 1, 2008 @ 8:34 pm | Reply

    • There is an extent to which I agree with you. I think a woman president would be far more exciting than anything else, but I still prefer Barack Obama. I am somewhat concerned about Hillary’s electability, but more than that I am impressed by Barack Obama’s understanding of things.

      But I am just ridiculously sick of comments I see coming from all over the place saying things like, “I don’t mind a woman president, but since so many people would not be able to trust a woman, Hillary would not be as effective, so I cannot support her.” That is the most absurd thing I’ve ever heard. If people can’t accept a woman president, I say that’s all the more reason to elect one so that it’s not an issue anymore. I think it’s a copout. I’ve also heard comments like “I don’t mind a woman president but I don’t think we should have one in a time of war.” WHAT!?

      I’ve also heard a ton of awful things about Obama, particularly because he has “Muslims in his family” and that he is “self-righteous about being Black.” He hardly even talks about being Black and I think those people are digging for reasons to discount him based on race.

      So, sure, there is still room for Edwards to be best on the issues or whatever criteria you have. I think Obama is best on a few counts, regardless of his race. But I really think we need some serious change in the leadership of the country so that attitudes like the ones I’ve been hearing are better challenged. It would be harder to say a black man or a woman shouldn’t be president if there has already been one, and I think it would have a huge impact on race or gender issues in this country.

      Comment by ononehand — January 1, 2008 @ 8:46 pm | Reply


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