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Hillary Clinton May Not Run If Barack Obama Does

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by KenH, Dec 2, 2006.

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  1. carpro

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    It is practically impossible to discuss Obama's political future without race being a factor.

    That would be similar to having an elephant in the room that nobody wants to admit is there.
     
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    Unfortunately, yes, as there is a sizable portion of the population that still looks at the world through prejudiced eyes.
     
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    Discussing this openly could be good for our nation. Some time those prejudices (in all races) should be faced and discarded for the junk they are instead of pitied or ignored. Racism is learned. Hidden, it thrives. Exposed, it dies.
     
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    Obama scares me.. what he stands for.
    Of course I am an conservative evangelical.

    But what scares me it his ability to morph into a role that evangelicals will accept. I can't place my finger on it, he just scares me. I told some in our church 3 months ago, that I thought he would be a contender.


    And no, it is not because he is Black.. I could care less. I vote issues not skin color.
     
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    I would not disagree with you on this; however, this is a discussion about ideas, opinions, and viewpoints. Race is irrelevant in this particular case. The color of his skin does not have any bearing on this discussion.

    Regards to you and yours, hope all is well,
    BiR
     
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    You are correct -- specifics for another thread, another topic.
     
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    I repeat:

    It is practically impossible to discuss Obama's political future without race being a factor.

    That would be similar to having an elephant in the room that nobody wants to admit is there.

    If one wishes to stick their head in the sand and pretend race is not an important part of the infatuation with Obama, that is their choice. But it has to be considered willfull blindness and an effort to avoid reality.
     
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    :thumbs:

    Again, a sincere hope that you and yours are well,
    BiR
     
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    Obama's politics are decidedly left of center and on the core issues that Christians should be concerned with, he's no different than any number of other democrats.

    He's not as far left as some and is actually very close to Hillary on most issues, although she has made a massive effort to move to the center and disguise her true self. Therefore, to some, it is hard to tell where she really stands.

    It is clear that he has patterned his approach to his freshman term after another recent freshman Senator named Hillary.

    He is well educated and well spoken, but so are any number of legislators.

    It is clear that the main reason for the infatuation of democrats with Obama is because he is partly black, which in the minds of many people make him black, period.

    That begs the questions:

    Would Bush be President if his name was not Bush? Would Kennedy be a Senator if his name was not Kennedy? If McCain were not a former POW, would he be mentioned as a presidential candidate? If Hillary had not been the wife of a former President, would she be a Senator?

    Would Obama be where he is now if he were not black? Perhaps, perhaps not, but...

    There is no discussing Obama without race being at least a part of the discussion.
     
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    Me too, however, is "America" ready for a minority president? I always thought we'd have a woman before a minority.

    Barack is very intelligent and has the ability to build support. There are a lot on the hill that seek his support knowing he brings others with him. That means a lot for a young politician. He is young so even if this isn't his time, he still has a future. The more I read on him the more I like him. I don't agree with his every stance but he doesn't appear to be a sell out.
     
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    3-page warning: This thread will be closed no sooner than 3:45 a.m. ET by one of the moderators.

    Lady Eagle
     
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    And here I thought it was because he's an influential democrat who isn't embarassed to discuss his faith and what it means to him.

    Maybe I'm overestimating the intelligence of Americans. But for once, I don't think I am.
     
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    Closed per previous warning. LE
     
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