what? he'll beat BO hands down man. too much bigotry flying about. mark my words.
You are very right, I am not American, but for what I know no red blooded Joe will vote for a black nor for a woman.
I think many people are misled here. Again (got to love our networks here in the USA) they parade mediocre leaders, traitors, and/or blatant narcissists in front of the American people-men and women who we would not trust to run a large corporation if the stockholders are meant not to starve-then they tell us the choices are between a White man, a black/mix man, and a white woman.
The networks see only color or gender and are not concerned with substance. The people on the other hand, are starved for information and get little or nothing more than soundbites. Obama is for "change," while more and more disturbing affiliations turn up which seem a bit more than coincidental. Clinton(although she is apparently out of the run now for the top) is just as narcissistic as Obama is, and apparently was in shock that the nomination was not handed to her on a silver platter. Would she sell her soul AND her country to stay there? McCain has ridden the coattails of his survival of a terrible ordeal 30 years ago in areas which IMHO may or may not have anything to do with his potential quality as a president. Not to mention he has an uncomfortable record of "reaching across party lines" which makes people worry he is not who he is portrayed to be.
The Democratic party machine has whipped up a rock star-like frenzy for its potential candidates with little information on what their actual platform(s) would be, and the Republican party has missed the point altogether. Republican candidates of late seem (to me) to be distancing themselves from conservatives, forgetting that conservatives were the majority of who voted them in. This will be taken as a betrayal-as a candidate purporting to be supportive of one's values who after being elected does completely the opposite....well, just say a lot of former Republicans are now just calling themselves "conservatives," as the party has left them.
It has nothing to do with race, gender, or skin color, except with an extremely small minority, and everything to do with the fact the candidates are either mediocre, cannot be trusted, and or are potential time bombs.
Imagine being offered three different cars on a car lot. One of them has an engine that misses, the next doesn't have a steering wheel, and the last no brakes.
Based on the color, which would you choose?
Exactly the choice we are being given right now. I feel the people who should be running either are not or backed down to let the media-darling party hacks go for it.
Bush was bad enough. These three look just as bad, perhaps much worse.
We just want a candidate who, as president, will fight for us-rather than "magnanimously" bowing to the opposition's whim later. If involved in a lawsuit, or maybe a divorce or some other tough battle, would you like an attorney who soon after being hired, shows what a "great man" he is by giving half your things to the other side? NO!!! it is the same with presidential candidates, but they seem to forget this and get absorbed into their own greatness. Meanwhile, forgetting the regular people who got them there.