By Sam Curtis
Recently, Hillary Clinton declared Republican Presidential candidate John McCain to be qualified to be President of the U.S.Â Â Hillary who is behind in both the delegate count and popular vote has made it clear to me that she would rather see a white republican male back in the White House than to see Barack Obama receive the democratic nomination for the same job.Â
Like Michelle Obama, I too was very proud for the first time of this countryÂ in itsâ€™ ability to transcend racial and gender barriersÂ by embracing anÂ African American andÂ a female for the top job of Commander and Chief.
Unfortunately since the Obama win in the South Carolina primary, Hillary and Bill Clinton have acted with reckless disregard in their bid for the democratic nomination.Â Their divisive tactics if not racially intended nevertheless delivers a racially disparate impact as it appeals toÂ narrow mindedÂ groups which continue to habor deep hatred for the minorities in this country.
After finding Barack Obama to be a worthy opponent, Hillary and Bill have tried to paint the illusion that Hillary has more experience at being President.Â Â The only person with experience at being President and who is eligible to run is former President Jimmy Carter.Â Obama has just as much if not more experience at public office.Â Obama was elected and served for seven years as a State Legislator in Illinois before running successfully in 2005Â for the U.S. Senate seat he now holds.Â Â Â Hillary who hints at Obama, the front-runner in this contest as being her Vice President was elected from New York State, a state in which she has no roots.Â How in one breath can she find Barack Obama inexperienced, but in another find him experienced enough for the number two spot? Â Bill Clinton who also says that Obama would be excellent as Hillaryâ€™s Vice President made it clear in his 1992 bid for President, that the Vice President should also have the requisite experience to serve as President in case the President is unable to serve out the term.Â Â
This second hand citizen inference has now been coupled with Geraldine Ferraroâ€™s suggestion that the only reason Obama is in theÂ lead is because he is black.Â Ferraro who ran on Walter Mondaleâ€™s ticket as the Vice Presidential candidate is the first female to run as such in a major party.Â Â It was stunning to hear those negative words come from a woman who was unjustly vilified during that election.Â Â Obviously stillÂ dejected from her experience with the republican men supporting Ronald Regan, Ferraro says that her statement have no racial connotation.Â Iâ€™m not buying that especially after she inaccurately accuses Obama of not debating the issues with Clinton.Â Â Along with this racial divisiveness we, donâ€™t need another debate.Â We also must note that Ferraro is a Clinton fundraiser.Â Â Â
Iâ€™m not opposed to a woman being President.Â Iâ€™m just opposed to Hillary Clinton being President.Â With the reckless disregard she and her tag team partners have displayed as a result of not getting their way with voters, I know that I donâ€™t want her answering the phone at 3:00 AM or 3:00 PM.Â Â Â The fiscal irresponsible Clinton has demonstrated that she is not a team player and that she along with Bill and Geraldine Ferraro are willing to divide their party along racial lines by using old time racial hate to win votes.Â Â
If Obama should not win the nomination because of these tactics, it is no doubt that the Democratic Party will be irretrievably divided.Â Â John McCain will be elected.
This country cannot take four more years of the conservativeness John McCain represents.Â Therefore, Iâ€™m reaching out to all Obama supporters regardless of age, race/ethnicity, gender and/or sexual orientation throughout the country to help deliver Pennsylvania to Obama.Â Call your friends and family and ask that they register voters who want the change that Obama will bring.Â Letâ€™s start the change by getting rid of politicians like Hillary who use racial hatred to divide and destroy our country.Hop on the Obama train for change. Voters must be registered by March 24, 2008 to vote in the April 22, 2008 primary. You canÂ register onlineÂ on the rock the vote website click: https://secure5.ctsg.com/rtv/ovr/index.asp?pid=99Â to access the site.
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