Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Tuesday Thoughts on Politics

It would be way cool to have the first black president.

It would be way cool to have the first woman president.

But that doesn't mean that Obama and Clinton are the best ones to fill those roles.

I'm worried at the way some Americans are flocking to vote simply because of Obama's blackness or Clinton's womanness. "But we have to vote for Clinton! She's a woman!" they say. Or "We have to vote for Obama. We need a black president!"

I have no problem with the idea of having a black president or a woman president. As I said, it would be way cool. But to give these two your vote, just for that?

I cringe to think what will happen to America if either of them take the election. I find very little to admire in any of them.

There will be other black nominees. There will be other female nominees. It's okay, guys -- you don't have to get all wiggy over these two politicians just because they're the first. There will be other chances. Let's make sure that we're voting for the people we really feel will do the next job and not just vote because of their color or gender.

8 comments:

Jewel Allen said...

Being both a woman and a minority, I honestly haven't even thought about Obama/Clinton in that way (black/woman). The whole pastor issue with Obama bothers me, Clinton strikes me as someone I wouldn't want to babysit my kids and McCain...he's kind of fallen off the radar that I forget he's the Rep. candidate. I'm disappointed about this election. I'm finding it hard to root for ANYONE.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I know how you feel, Jewel -- I wish there was someone in the race I could really get behind. Romney was the best choice for me, and now that he's no longer in the running, I don't feel good about any of the remaining candidates.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Amen!

My sister is voting for Clinton just cause she's a woman - and thinks I should, too.

After serving in my voting precinct, I know there's so much, much more to politics. I have a lot of research to do before choosing who to vote for!

Candace E. Salima said...

The policies of Barack and Clinton define them for me. And I don't like what I see. Give me someone like J.C. Watts to take a look at and then we've got something to talk about.

Marsha Ward said...

Amen!

If we really think this is the absolute necessary moment to have the first black or first woman president, qualified or not, we should elect Gladys Knight, and also get the first Mormon president!

carrie & troy keiser said...

I totally agree!

G. Parker said...

Yeah...we would have voted for Colin Powell if he would have ran, but he was too smart for that. I'm so scared as to what is going to happen to our nation...I have no idea who to vote for. Hubby says he's going to write in Romney...grin

Weston Elliott said...

I'm with G.!
I had so hoped that Colin Powell would run for President, but he has declined it. I can't say I blame him, I wouldn't want it either, but he'd have my vote any time he wanted it!

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