Race does play a part in the perception of politics. That is not to say you want it to, rather, it is just a simple fact of reality. But, before
someone tries to kill me here for saying that, I did post for a reason.
A manager at the store I work at is a lifelong Democrat, voted for Obama, is from New York State, is very big on the race issue, grew up in a family
on welfare, and is black. Back when I was a Paulite (I still like the guy but he will not convince me to vote) he and I discussed politics at work, he
would get so angry yelling and everything to the point of the customers asking what was going on. We are not supposed to discuss politics but try and
Anyway, I had convinced him to just watch a Republican debate with Ron Paul, ‘what can it hurt?’ So he actually listened to me and watched Paul in
the debates. The next day at work he came in and was pretty quiet then said ‘I watched your boy in the debates last night. I hate to admit this
but… he was actually quite impressive, he made a very good argument’. Of course, this is coming from a lifelong New York Democrat who you
basically cannot talk to on any ordinary day.
While he said that this does not mean he will show up and vote for Ron Paul, even though he now hates Obama, at least it opened his mind to new
possibilities. I would say listening to Ron Paul is a good way of waking a lot of people up to the reality of our present predicament.