The Dream

Yes We Did.

I want my only memory of this past election to be of two different friends, both white, both male, one older, one younger, both born and raised in the South recounting to me at different times and places that they voted for this man on the content of his character and not on the color of his skin.

11 thoughts on “The Dream

  1. ‘Character’ is a marketing term. If you looked at the policies in depth, you’d stay the hell away from both major candidates.

  2. Dylan: I was speaking of character in terms of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, not the media’s take on “character issues.”

    In terms of policies, I have likes and dislikes on both sides. I tend to agree more often with Democrats social polices because helping people out of poverty and providing education and medical care generally lead to better conditions for all of us.

    Do I wish we had a party system that included more than two options? Yes. Am I willing to work in the system we have currently? Yes. In my mind, voting for a third party candidate in the system’s current state is mostly a wasted vote.

  3. I know what you mean. I hated it when a person is accused of racism because he or she did not vote for Obama. Just because you agreed with the other candidate’s views more does not make you a racist!

  4. LB: Those kinds of comments are exactly what I’m hoping to forget. I want to remember the historical event that occurred not the ugly speech that went with it.

  5. I agree with you. On many levels in this post and comments. It is hard to forget the ugly stuff, but I know that isn’t what I want to remember.

  6. I think that, at some level, it’s actually worth remembering the ugliness. Why? It reminds us that, even with Obama’s election, there is still a whole lot of work left to do in this country.

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