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Obama vs. McCain should race be an issue?

Posted on: September 4, 2008 5:24 am
I was watching the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minnesota as Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin was giving her acceptance speech. Palin kept saying that Obama is not truly qualified to be the next United States President because he does have Executive and/or Leadership experience, she also said that Obama will not be ready and/or prepared to handle a national or world crisis or disaster, I agree with Ms. Palin that McCain is better prepared to handle emergencies, disasters, and a crisis at a moments hand. John McCain has served as a U.S. War Veteran, and a U.S. Senator, he has the experience to lead our country without a doubt and I hate to say this but it has nothing to do with him being white. On the other hand, the Democrats would like to point out that Obama has leadership skills as well but he has a little bit of a disadvantage being a minority, the main reason the Obama supporters and the Democratic Party says that is because in the long run McCain is going to win hands down and the Obama team know it. What we as a country should do is just look at Barack Obama and John McCain and not bring into play their skin color and/or their ethnicity just look at their overall qualifications that way American voters will select the best choice for President. 
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Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2008 8:57 am

Obama vs. McCain should race be an issue?

I agree that McCain is more qualified. It seems to me the only ones pulling the race card are the Democrats. We seldom hear about Obama as a mixed individual (which he is) but soley a black. Personally, I am hurt that a man totally ignores half of his ethnicity just for the sake of an Election.

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2008 5:52 am

Obama vs. McCain should race be an issue?

I want to make one comment, a war veteran doesn't always make someone qualified to be President.  Heck, if that's the case, my husband would make a perfect President.  The idea of having a war veteran being a good president started with Eisenhower, who actually had to be responsible for mass troop movement and decisions that effected not a squadron of troop but thousands of troops.  As a veteran, I can tell you that just because a person is a veteran doesn't make them automatically qualified. 

I'm not sure what executive and leadership experience McCain actually has.  Probably the same amount as John Murtha who actually retired as a Marine Corp office, Colonel or General I think.  McCain never was the vice president, correct me if I'm wrong, but he was never a governor who actually had to respond to natural disasters.  He has senatorial experience.  So where exactly is this experience? 

Question should be, how well he did in the senate.  What's his record on cutting government spending?  Did he lead the charge against fraud?  Has he made any substantial impact on leading the charge to stop waste and abuse?  What's his pork barrel spending record? Is there favoritism in government contract awards or was he impartial? 

The VA had been in decline for years while he was in the Senate, he (along with the rest of the old timers) is just as responsible for what our soldiers are returning home to . 

What's his stance on entitlement programs? 

I wish McCain's campaign would actually come out and speak out about what they're planning on doing with the issues at hand instead of trying to make it about Obama's non-qualifications.  I haven't seen anything come out with what he's planning on doing.  And with Rove having a hand in his campaign, I doubt we'll see him actually talk about issues other then patriotism and who should go where.

Thomas Jefferson in 08

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