Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Black conservative castrati???

Apparently some prominent black conservatives are jumping on the Obama bandwagon as he seeks to become the first "black" President. I suppose they don't want to be the only people who won't vote for the first black President. Perhaps this is about their own survival in a new world where a man who isn't white can become the leader of the free world.

Anyway you'll see more discussion about this on the blog, Booker Rising.

My two cents worth is that while people should vote for who they want to vote for, I think one should vote not for the first black President but also the best man or woman for the job. Also why vote for a person who you're largely at odds with as far as policy prescriptions are concerned. For me right now it's difficult for me to decide right now who to vote for because neither candidate is ideal. I don't want to treat this election like a horse race or indeed to keep one candidate or another out of office.

1 comment:

John Ruberry said...

A lot of white southerners regretted voting for Jimmy Carter in 1976.

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