It’s Not Because He’s Black

I read this this morning in the Wall Street Journal:
“Add to that the wear and tear of Jeremiah Wright, secret Muslim rumors, media darling and, this week, abortion.”

It’s a list of reasons people don’t want to vote for Obama. Yes, he’s brilliant, well educated, tough and smart, but . . . there’s that Muslim thing.

It’s not because he’s black.

His pastor was a creep . . . it’s not because he’s black.

It’s not because he’s black, um, I won’t vote for him because I heard his middle name is “Hussein.”

It’s not because he’s black. . . his wife once said she wasn’t proud of America from the moment of her birth. That means Obama may not be a True American(tm)

It’s ok that he’s black, he’s just not qualified, he doesn’t have enough experience to lead.

It’s not because he’s black, it’s because he’s a cynical politician.

The black thing is no problem and he gives a good speech. It’s just that his speeches are too good. And people in other countries like him–that can’t be good. I can’t vote for a president that’s going to be popular with foreigners. It’s not because he’s black.

It’s not because he’s black. He’s kind of a nerd. He reads books for cryin’ out loud. We can’t have the leader of the most powerful country in the world be better educated than we are. The leader of the free world needs to drink Coors and burp with the guys at the trailer park. How can we trust somebody who taught law at Harvard?

It’s not because he’s black, it’s because he’s overconfident.

It’s not because he’s black it’s because he’s unsure of himself.

It’s not because he’s black. He likes arugula. What the hell is arugula? Who eats that? He’s an elitist. He’s out of touch with ordinary people. He’s not from a poor family who had to struggle to make a living, who made every dime they own from their own hard work–like George W. Bush and John McCain.

It’s not that he’s black. Heck, he’s not black enough. He’s from Hawaii. We can’t have a president from Hawaii.

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Obama is the best thing to come down the pike in more than 40 years. If America doesn’t accept this gift, then this country deserves all it is going to get. I know there are some people who really don’t care that he’s black. They hate him because he’s a liberal. They hate him because he IS smarter and better educated than they are. But dammit, I WANT a president who’s smarter and better educated than I am. I couldn’t run this country. I don’t want someone just like me in the White House.

We need someone who will end the Imperial Presidency and restore the constitution. McCain has no plans to do that. He will capitalize on the power-grab of the Bush-Cheney years and our freedoms will continue to evaporate. That’s more important than arugula.

And it’s a hell of a lot more important than skin color.

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