Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Just a reminder -

I know most of us are very clear on our vote and why, but just in case you are still looking for ammunition to aid your unclear friends in their decision, here it is.

Obama/Biden  vs. McCain/Palin, what if things were switched around?

Ponder the following:

What  if the Obamas 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

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 severe 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 pain killers  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 Senators 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 Obamas 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.

Educational  Background:

Barack Obama:
Columbia  University - B.A. Political Science with a  Specialization in International  Relations.
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum  Laude

Joseph Biden:
University of Delaware -  B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law - Juris  Doctor (J.D.)


John McCain:
United  States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of  899

Sarah Palin:
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.


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