We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
In my opinion, the most important result is that a black guy can run for president and hold his own with anybody else. This pleases me but does not surprise me in the least, even in as white-bread a state as Iowa.
I'd now call this the Post-Obama Era for race relations in the US - an era in which victimhood has definitively lost whatever remaining persuasiveness it had. Obama did not run as a black man: he ran as a man.
I agree -- Obama is the new model of race relations. Hope he gets some policy centrists into his organization now so he can keep the Clinton mob at bay. Also, i wish Huckabee didn't scare the living daylights outta me.
I'm glad to see that how most Americans live, think and believe is carried out in the presidential election process. This just reaffirms my beliefs about our people and our country. It also reaffirms my beliefs about the pig headed ignorant racist blindness of the Left and the MSM.
I vote conservative, so would have never voted for Obama....the color of his skin never made a difference to me, his political ideology did.
Very true. And I listened to his victory speech. It was refreshing not to hear a single mention of either Dr. King or Rosa Parks and the bus. Yes, Selma got a sideways mention, but his speech was not about his "blackness," and that in itself is a national achievement.
Having said this, his politics are all wrong for me, so he'll not get my vote if he's the nominee. But I still admire the phenomena, and I hope it is the beginning of a new era.
I've thought Obama ought to put a little emphasis on the fact he's half white--you know, I'm the guy that straddles the divide, the guy that's seen it both ways, the guy that can tell you truly, there's just Americans, because I've lived it, it's what I am, I KNOW.
no question last night was history making and Obama's speech was inspiring but he is still a bleeding heart liberal. I agree with the black/white commentary and Huck scares me too and I thnk he is unelectable on the national stage.
As I returned from dropping off my son at school I listened to FOX,CNN and other news talk radio for 2 hours and heard Fred Thompson's name mentioned twice. I think it is rather odd how the MSM does not want to give him any airtime. He is the best Republican candidate!