Clinton or Obama? We keep hearing the question and debates as if the two are SO different from each other that the American public is really called to be critical thinkers on this one.
After six long years of war, market inflations, and governmental differences, Americans have become pessimistic and disparaging towards the 2008 presidential elections, and voting as a whole. In fact, people have become perturbed about having a new president all together.
Based on the uncertainty of what’s to come or the effects the next president may have on our lives, most Americans have turned to the Democrats for change. Will they lead us down the path of righteousness or drag us further down into hell?I’ve come to discover when people begin to talk about the presidential election, they resort to a method or philosophy that is contaminated with both fear and hope; race and gender biases.
Some choose Clinton, the more experienced, while others choose Obama, the revolutionist. But both Clinton and Obama have criticized Bush and his actions towards the war in Iraq, they both voted against this year’s Senate Immigration Bill, have raised funds for the people in Darfur, and they even have similiar visions for education reforms. According to their platforms, one could consider Clinton and Obama “two peas in a pod.” Therefore, when it comes down to making a decision, such things as gender and race will play major roles, and the people of the United States will not only separate the two candidates, but the 2008 presidential decision may end up being dependent simply on these differences.
Truth be told, with two candidates so similiar, we will no longer see Clinton as a “master of political tactician” or Obama as a “sign of youthful change.” No! Clinton will be judged according to her gender and Obama according to his race. In all, I truly don’t believe America is debating over the quality or experience of the two candidates. America is really trying to decide if they’re ready for a woman to be president or a black man.
Which one would you choose?
Based on race, I would choose Clinton to be the 2008 president of the United States. Although America feels that they've "allowed" the black community to come so far, they still believe we (as a majority) may still be incompetent, ignorant and unfit to fulfill certain duties. I strongly believe Obama would make a great president. However, I feel as soon as he makes a mistake (which is probable considering the state boy George will likely leave the country in before heading out), many are going to point their fingers and snicker for allowing a “black man” or “Negro” to take control. For this reason, I prefer Clinton.
Based on gender, once again I would still choose Clinton. America needs a change (not only physically, but mentally and idealistically), and a good way to get it is to put someone of a different gender in office. Women uphold both ends of the stick. They say we’re packaged with compassion, understanding, standards, domination, diligence, and structure. And even if the former is false, at least the American public will expect something different. And what if Clinton is faulted for being a woman? After considering the possiblity of America blaming Clinton’s gender for the wrong and probable judgments she'll make (in an attempt to clean up boy George's past 8 years), and how many will point fingers and snicker for allowing a "madamme" or "post-menopause" to run the country, I still think she'd get less slack than Obama.
One year to go. Clinton or Obama. Which this much variation of choice, what is a pre-menopause negro to do?