Tuesday, February 13, 2007

2008 Election

Here it is 19 months before the presidential election and there are so many candidates announcing their intent.

I would like to know why we have a black candidate, a woman candidate and a Mormon candidate. Why can't we have a senator from Illinois, a senator from New York and a former governor of Massachusetts.

I have no problem with a candidate who happens to be black, or a woman, or a Mormon, but why does that have to be their identity. Surely there's more to them than that.

We have a former mayor of New York, not an Italian candidate. He is a leader because he was a mayor, not because he's Italian. Maybe the Illinois and New York senators and former governor of Massachusetts should look into their backgrounds and find their qualifications for the job and forget about the labels of race, gender and religion.

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