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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Clarifications of my political positions

In my last posts I let everyone know I was voting for Obama because in my opinion his approach is holisitc, humble, and relational. I did not let you know what that means:

Holistic. I believe this country is very polarized. Right and left. Republican and democrat. Religous and nonreligous. As a black male I have been a witness to many of the problems in America and they are not onesided issues. For all of those who are pro-life I want to ask you one question: Were you pro-life when many of the kids in my neighborhood grew up without a father and many of the guys and girls died in drive bys? Where were you? Maybe after going to the mall you went to church to worship your "god" while others who didn't have that privilege were asking God "Why?" If you were so pro-life then you would have been in the hood trying to change some things instead of raising money to go overseas and appear "holy"

Humble. Many people have said how can you say Obama is humble? I answer back with another question "How come when a black man is confident and outspoken he is arrogant?" Obama is not beyond pride but I know he approaches issues as if he doesn't have all the answers and he just wants to do the best job that he can. That's all any of us can do.

Relational. I am for a president who can relate to more than just white people. I think Mccain represents an old version of America that is WASP. America is now not only multicultural but multireligous and Obama takes that into consideration. When asked who he would turn to for advice he mentioned his wife and his grandma. Some people took that as a sign of weakness. I see it as a sign of strength. Although they are not experts (although Michelle can hold her own) they are moral checks on his life. If you can't trust your wife then what the heck does that say about your family. I think it sets an example for not being a lone ranger with all of the supposedly right info and doing your own thing. This is so opposite of our latest presidential regime under Bush.

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