well Americans thank you for proving me wrong.
I alsways thought Americans were too racist to vote for a non white guy. So thanks for proving me wrong.
SAying that, after watching the news this morning I think lots of black/coloured whatever you decide to call people that are not white voted for Obama because of his colour. A few darl coloured folk on the news were saying We have got in, as in the colour of skin got in. This is very wrong if that is what most people done it for.
The same happened in the UK in 1979 with Thatcher. Loads upon loads voted for her just for the fact she was a woman and we had never had a woman Prime minister before. And just look what she done to the UK, more so what she had done to SCotland and its industry.
But I kinda like Obama, maybe because of his youthful face? maybe because his colour? maybe because he seems like a nice family man? But it is not because I believe in what political things he says because I have heard nothing
but for all those that supported him and voted for him, well done, ye got yer man.
Nothing personal, but this does disturb me in a way. And a conservative pundit on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough, made a point that I had to agee with. "Everybody thinks we're racist, well now we have a "black" man as our president. Where's the black prime minister of the UK, France, Germany, etc.??"
Please don't tar all of us with the same brush, just because of a few loudmouthed jerks. I have heard stories of Americans travelling to Europe and being looked down on because of the racist tag. Yes, I will concede that a lot of American tourists do act like a**h***s when they travel overseas. I can remember being treated like I was an idiot in Quebec, Canada because my french speaking skills are poor.
Someday, I hope we will have a woman president as well. Unfortunately, Hilary Clinton was not and will not be that woman. Fortunately Sarah Palin will never get within sniffing distance of the job. Why do I say that, because they both are just too polarizing for a job that needs someone with better communication and personality skills then I have seen from them.
Right now we need somebody that is willing to listen and TALK to other world leaders. These last 8 years of "cowboy diplomacy" and arrogance from Bush and his cronies. Made Barack Obama much easier for me to vote for him.
I'll get off my soapbox now, somebody else needs the wood!
"I don't have pet peeves...I have whole kennels of irritation." --Whoopi Goldberg