It seems as we get closer to the election most voters have made up their minds and are just waiting to see how things fall. I heard someone today ask another person, “Is there any way Obama can lose?” And the prevailing opinion is that he has it in the bag. But why?
Have the people who have underlying prejudices against African Americans shelved those for this election? Or did John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin inspire voters to fear his dying in office and Palin becoming President?
There have been so many wrong moves, so many questionable answers during interviews, and so many reasons to poke fun at all of the candidates—yet I think in the big picture it’s all good, because it has people interested in politics like never before. People are hoping this next president can save us from ourselves and get us out of the messes we have made in our world economy, and the messes we have made in Iraq. Just imagine a president deciding to take the money we spent each day in Iraq and putting it toward our national economy—there could be hope that we won’t fall too deep into Great Depression, the Sequel.
And if it happens, I think the historical significance of having a black President is getting somewhat forgotten in these last few weeks. Think about the significance. African Americans have come from one of the biggest injustices of all time to the disgrace of their civil rights being taken in the ’50s and ’60s to having one of their own become the most powerful man in the world. I think that we are so busy fishing through the mess that we don’t have the time to sit back and really let that sink in. I for one, think it’s amazing and must be an amazing prideful feeling for anyone of African American descent.
I think this Election Night will be like no other. Blue States, Red States and counting those all-important and misunderstood Electoral votes. Getting there will be a wild ride and it’s going to be fun to be a part of it.