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.