So says Ed Rendell, Democrat governor of Pennsylvania. He thinks that there are white voters who will not vote for Barack Obama just because he is black.
Since Obama cleaned up in tonight's primary in the District of Columbia - a District that is 60% black - Rendell's statement begs a serious question: If it is racist to vote against a candidate simply because he is black, does that mean it is also racist to vote for a candidate simply because he is black?
The same scenario applies to the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. We have heard quite a bit from the left-wing pundits out there who excoriate us men for being afraid of a strong woman, and not liking Hillary's aggressive personality because it's unlady-like (never mind the fact that its her leftist/Marxist politics and her slimy corruption that we hate). So, if it is sexist to vote against Hillary Clinton simply because she is a woman, what do we say about all these starry-eyed ladies out there who are pulling the lever for Hillary simply because she is a woman? Are they any less sexist?
I will keep harping this point, because the important feature of a candidate is not the skin color or the plumbing; it is his (or her) political ideology and personal integrity that matter the most.
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