Saturday, October 25, 2008

What if....





A new poll by CNN says that 7 out of 10 voters do not consider race an issue when considering their candidates. While 70% is still passing and up 9 points from a previous poll, it's still a C. And like the lowest 'C' that one can get before actually becoming a D. Does this mean that on America's collective report card that we get a C- still in the race subject? I suppose that poll was put out there to make us all feel better but....


Marina, thanks for sending this to me. It definitely makes you think...

Obama/Biden vs McCain/Palin--what if things were switched
around?... Think about it.

Would the country's collective point of view be different? Could
racism be the culprit?


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 divorcé?

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.

Feel free to comment below.

1 comment:

Rob said...

Thanks for the fresh perspective, Nicole. I Didn't know about some of the details of McCain's past, either.

You know, 70% was a "D" in some of the schools I went to. An "F" was 69. We really need some improvement.