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  • Obama/Biden vs. McCain/Palin, what if things were switched around?.....think about it.

    6 posts, 5 voices, 431 views, started Oct 17, 2008

    Posted on Friday, October 17, 2008 by Machel Elizabeth

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    • Amethyst
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      Would the country’s collective point of view be different?

      Ponder the following:  

      What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage, including a three month old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?
      What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
      What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?
      What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was a divorcee?
      What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after a severe disfiguring car accident, when she no longer measured up to his standards?
      What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?
      What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
      What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
      What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five?
      (The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.)
      What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?
      What if Obama couldn’t read from a teleprompter?
      What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?
      What if Obama was the one who was known to display publicly, on many occasions, a serious anger management problem?
      What if Michelle Obama’s family had made their money from beer distribution?
      What if the Obamas had adopted a white child?

      You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?
      This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.

      Educational Background:

      Barack Obama:
      Columbia University - B.A. Political Science with a Specialization in International Relations.
      Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

      Joseph Biden:
      University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
      Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)

      vs.

      John McCain:
      United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899

      Sarah Palin:
      Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
      North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study
      University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
      Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
      University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism

      Education isn’t everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the land as well as our standing in the world. You make the call.



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          Bobbi Bacha wrote Oct 17, 2008
        • Im convienced all the women on this site are sooo brilliant I love reading all the points of view, its really better than the view.. Keep it up ladies because we still can all agree to disagree in the end and be friends.  Remember, differences and ideas are what opens our minds to all possiblities, truths and makes us all unique.  In the end we are all Americans.



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          Mary Clark wrote Oct 17, 2008
        • Great post Annie...

          I have no problem with Obama’s color.  NOT AT ALL..but I have HUGE problem with what he represents....where he has been...and where he is taking MY COUNTRY.  

          If I had my choice of President...it would be Colin Powell or Condeleeza Rice...especially her.  So for me it’s not about race.....I want the person that is going to protect my country.  Keep everyone...including all of YOU..safe.  National Security is EVERYTHING.....did you forget so soon what happened to our economy after 911?  

          And yes greeneyedlady....We are all Americans...and we must come together at some point....if not...we make ourselves very vulnerable to the terrorists who are just watching and waiting for the next attack.  And if you they are not...you are kidding yourselves.



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