Can I tell you something. Got to tell you one thing. If you expect the freedom that you say is yours prove that you deserve it. Help us to preserve it or being free will just be words and nothing more.
Kansas, 1974

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Who you gonna vote for?

Cross posted at Say Anything: Reader blogs.

Super Tuesday is finally here. For months now the country has been atwitter over the historic convergence of Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's presidential campaigns. Everyone wants to know, will Americans vote for a woman for President? Will they vote for a black man? I've heard/read umpteen news stories about how black women are conflicted over which one they should vote for. Then there are the news stories where someone will emphatically declare that they will vote for Hillary because she's a woman or vote for Barack because he's black.

This leads me to one question. If it is unacceptable to refuse to vote for someone because of their race or gender why is it acceptable to vote for them because of their race or gender?

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