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November 05, 2008

Changing the face of politics

Among the trick-or-treaters at my door Halloween night stood a group of youngsters in dark suits, white shirts and ties. I was introduced to “Senator Obama” and his Secret Service contingent.

In the history of our country, has a young man of color ever dressed up for Halloween as a presidential candidate of color?

I send a grateful thank-you to Mr. Obama and all of his supporters for advancing the face and future of American politics.

Susan Jezak Ford
Kansas City

Comments

kcstar_is_one_sided

I guess I'm waiting to see how much more bleeding the markets are going to do with the news of Obama's election. Sounds like the markets really like his ideas.

kcstar_is_one_sided

Oh Jim there you go again putting your spin on things that you believe someone said, but never did. You can't help it I suppose.

""You forget to list any of the liberals or news media where it was about race."

Of course, you think those are the only people who talked about race. Predictable. I notice you didn't list any specifics, yet you brought it up."

Yeah, I saw the news media people lose their objectivity and show their true colors and people who are supposed to be reporters cry on TV.

"I know that's difficult for an "anybody but Obama" person to fathom, but the numbers don't lie." Yeah, and numbers change real quick too. Be prepared for that to happen if Obama pushes through his ideas with our bad economy. I'd be happy to wager a bet now that Obama gets 2 years before there is a shake up in congress. He simply cannot do what he has claimed.

Engineer

Pub 17
If he is tested in the first six months as Joe Biden has said he will be, we'll find out if he has " two tentacles". Er, well, something like that.

Jim

"You forget to list any of the liberals or news media where it was about race."

Of course, you think those are the only people who talked about race. Predictable. I notice you didn't list any specifics, yet you brought it up.

Your original statement was that people should vote for him based on issues. My point is, look at the polling and you'll find that people liked Obama's positions over McCain on a wide variety of topics, both foreign and domestic. They also preferred Obama's leadership qualities over McCain's. I know that's difficult for an "anybody but Obama" person to fathom, but the numbers don't lie.

kcstar_is_one_sided

You forget to list any of the liberals or news media where it was about race.

Jim

"Then why do we hear so much about the race issue?"

Why don't you ask Rush Limbaugh, who saw the same Powell endorsement the rest of us did, the one that didn't mention race once, and said it was totally about race?

Or maybe Larry Johnson, who swore to a salivating Sean Hannity that the bombshell Michelle Obama "whitey" tape did exist and would be along any day now?

They might be able to help you answer that question.

kcstar_is_one_sided

""His policies should be what people voted for."

According to the polls, that's what happened."

Then why do we hear so much about the race issue?

Jim

"His policies should be what people voted for."

According to the polls, that's what happened.

renfro

A grateful thank you for being introduced on Halloween night to “Senator Obama” and his Secret Service contingent in dark suits, white shirts and ties” by trick-or-treaters Ms. Ford ?? --- It must have been the President elects pre-celebration of your support.-- Mr. Obama will be capable of many such “trick or treat” visits to your door in the next 4 years and will be suitably attired as on the night you met. After evaluating his performance and successful redistribution of wealth a freshly laundered Sackcloth could be an appropriate gown for a “grateful” or disappointed host.

Pub 17

Actually, his race factored in his victory only to the extent that it positioned him even further away from resembling Bush/McCain in any meaningful fashion. I still say the Democrats should have pushed for a candidate who was not only young, black, liberal, urban, and highly intelligent, but also eight feet tall with six eyes, four arms, and two tentacles, and who reproduced by binary fission; that would have ensured an historic 92% majority of the popular vote for their candidate.

kcstar_is_one_sided

It is indeed historical that Obama has been elected president. And while that is historic, I fail to see why it should matter so much. His policies should be what people voted for.

 
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