I just received an email asking me to ponder the following:
What if the Obama’s had paraded five children across the stage, including a
three month old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?
What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?
What if McCain had only married once and Obama was a divorcee?
What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after a severely
disfiguring car accident, when she no longer measured up to his standards?
What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he
was still married?
What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to painkillers
but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five?
(The Keating Five were five United States Se nators accused of corruption in
1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan
crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.)
What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?
What if Obama couldn’t read from a teleprompter?
What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline
problems and a record of crashing seven planes?
What if Obama was the one who was known to display publicly, on many occasions,
a serious anger management problem?
What if Michelle Obama’s family had made their money from beer distribution?
What if the Obama’s had adopted a white child?
You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflected reality, do you
really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?
This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive
qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when
there is a color difference.
Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a Specialization in
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
United States Naval Academy – Class rank: 894 of 899
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study University of Idaho – 2
semesters – journalism Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester University of
Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism
Education isn’t everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the
land as well as our standing in the world. You make the call.