In this election, I honestly like to listen to both side’s arguments. I don’t just dismiss Obama’s views simply because he’s a Democrat. I don’t wholeheartedly embrace McCain’s views simply because he’s a Republican. I think it’s my responsibility to listen to both sides, and make a decision. It just so happens I strongly disagree with a lot of the core ideas/themes of the Democratic party.
Now, there’s been many arguments saying that if Obama doesn’t win, it’s simply because Americans are still racist. We’re not going to vote for Obama because he’s “got a funny name” or “he doesn’t look like the Presidents on the currency”. I say this is utterly ridiculous, and I’ve often said in political conversations that Obama is probably getting a BOOST because he is black. On November 4th, I’m confident we will see African-Americans come out to vote in record numbers. Most polls I’ve seen show the 95% of the African-American population voting for Obama. Obviously, this suggests that Obama actually has an advantage in the election due to his race, not the opposite.
Are African-Americans simply voting for Obama because he is black? Personally, I think a lot of voters don’t really listen to the issues, don’t do their due dilligence in researching the candidates positions, and simply accept any tidbit of news they hear about the candidates as fact.
Of all people, I never expected Howard Stern to be the one to provide evidence in support of my theory.
Apparently Stern had a man out on the streets in Harlem, asking people who they were voting for. He then asked them why they were voting the way they were. As expected, all the people featured in the audio clip on Stern’s show were voting for Obama. However, when the interviewer asked them what stances of Obama’s they supported, he used McCain’s positions instead of Obama, even asking voters “If Obama wins, would you be ok with Sarah Palin as the Vice President?”.
Shock-jock delivers something…not entirely shocking.
(Credit to neveryetmelted.com)