Barack Obama an American Candidate -- Period!
The media has a tendency to feed us a polarized view of American life. They show us the extremes of all things. That is what is "sensational" and they think that America wants sensational. Following this trend I have been continually reminded that Barack Obama is black. I wonder if there is some sort of fear that we may have been misinformed about the skin color of Obama or that maybe we have all forgotten the images that our eyes have relayed to our brains. I have not once been reminded that John McCain has white skin. Neither have I been reminded that John Edwards has white skin. To those in the media that would endlessly remind me that Barack Obama is black I say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! Mr. Obama is an accomplished politician, an accomplished law instructor, an accomplished public speaker, and most of all AN AMERICAN!!! If he is elected president we will not have a black president we will have an American president. I do not support Mr. Obama to be president but I do believe he is an accomplished and honorable man. Please give him the title presidential candidate -- no more and no less. When we bring race into politics we only prove that one's mind and abilities will never outweigh one's appearance. As Americans let us be the ones who live life staring intently at the inside of people and only then bothering to glance at their outside.