The upcoming presidential election has really made me want to start blogging again. It's just too big of an issue for me to not be getting my voice out there. Especially since I feel that there is almost no one who is saying the things that I feel. I've had a few ideas for posts rolling around for a while now, but just haven't devoted the time to actually writing them. Well, with the recent news from the campaign trail I just couldn't hold back anymore. So on with the blogging!
Last Thursday a new debate erupted between McCain and Obama. McCain claimed that Obama had "played the race card" while of course Obama initially denied it. In case you haven't heard, Obama said that the McCain campaign would try to scare voters by saying that he [Obama] doesn't look like all the other presidents on the dollar bills.
There are really two very big problems with this statement. First off, its completely untrue. The McCain campaign, and more specifically McCain himself, has never ever brought up the race issue.
The second problem, and perhaps the biggest, is that by saying this Obama has perhaps launched the biggest attack anyone can make on another human being: to accuse them of hating someone based solely on the color of skin.
To me, this doesn't sound like the words of a new kind of politician.