posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 07:26 AM
reply to post by jjkenobi
If you look at the county by county election results I think race was the major factor in the election. But I don't mean whites, I mean in black
people voting for Obama. Black people did not "get out to vote" for Kerry. But they did for Obama? Why do you think that is?
I would have to say that it is a far too long repressed and historically disenfranchised culture and race who has been kept at bay and put down, but
now finally has a role model and a very intelligent progressive leader who offers up some incredibly appealing ideology, philosophy and policy that is
very appealing to this group.
I had on am talk (conservative) radio, and they were going on and on about "race"...clearly not getting it. It's not "race" per se'....it's
the policy, the ideology, the man's brilliant stand on issues, and his incredible personality that pushes him over the top..oh and yeah, he happens
to be black and that combined with everything else makes him a model for not just African Americans, but all Americans to look up to. I happen to be
white, so other than being an ally to my black fellow Americans, I can't speak for the culture entirely, but I can say that President Elect Barack
Obama is an amazing man, and truly charismatic...So far my favorite President, and my hero.
I can't wait to see the new First Puppy...and the First Lady, and the two children are absolutely beautiful. As an American I could not be happier
nor prouder. On election night, when it was announced that Obama was the new President Elect, all of the sudden I had goose bumps on my arms, and
tears started running down my cheeks. I wished I had been in one of the major Amrican cities at that moment, so I could run out and dance in the
streets with my other elated American brothers and sisters…truly what a day Tuesday was…I will never forget that moment for the rest of my life.
[edit on 8-11-2008 by skyshow]