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As I take a look around me this elections 2008 year, there are a few observations that should not go unnoticed. And whether you agree with me or not, these various displays of support or not are there for all to see.

First of all, we have a Black man and a White woman in the running for the democratic nomination. And even though it is not the first time a Black man has run for president, (Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson also gave it a try) Senator Barack Obama may be the first Black man to have ever made it this far. It's the first time a woman is running for office too. And so the bias begins.

Some like Mr. Obama because he is young, refreshing and he is also said to motivate many of his supporters from what he says in his speeches while out on the campaign trail. In comparison, it seems as though anyone can openly criticize Senator Hillary Clinton for whatever reason.

And thank goodness she is strong enough to handle this on a daily basis. One has to admire that, at least. But if someone offends Senator Obama, the story is quickly put to rest. Remember the Jeremiah Wright matter?

And did you notice how quickly that fire was extinguished? If that were something that involved Senator Clinton, that matter, together with all the other things she is being criticized for every other day or so would be very much in the news, just to denigrate her even more.

It’s also been observed that the highly educated or mainly people who have college degrees and the wealthy or those who are in college support Mr. Obama. And what does that say if twenty five percent of the American population hold college degrees?

Furthermore, have people forgotten that Senator Hillary Clinton also went to college? The way some people brag about the Obamas having college degrees, and the colleges they attended, one might think that no one else in the world has a college degree or attended college.

Then there is the matter of sexism. People who cannot cope with the possibility of having a woman as their president will choose Mr. Obama. Never mind that he has been in the senate for only three or four years, does not like debates, and is lacking political experience.

And yes, there is the issue with Mr. Obama being a sensation. Remember American Idol’s Sanjaya? Well, Senator Obama seems to bring that kind of atmosphere wherever he happens to be.

And with November 2008 getting closer and closer everyday, one has to wonder, what kind of president do the American people want. A sensation, or someone who has the experience and political know how to handle anything, even that 3 AM call?

Peace and unity begin with all of us- Judy Ramsook

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The following comments are for "The Bias Agenda In This 2008 Elections"
by JudyRamsook

president clinton, part deux
Hi Desvelado and thanks. It was something that needed to be said and I said it.

And congratulations on becoming a US citizen.

( Posted by: JudyRamsook [Member] On: May 29, 2008 )

two people choice

By making no mention of McCain your article makes an assumption that either Obama or Clinton will be elected president. I know the article is basically a comparison of the two Democratic candidates, and how one seems to slide past everything while the other seems to loose traction easily. However, even if you do not consider McCain as your choice I think it is a slippery slope to leave out the possibility that he will be elected.

Because he already is on cruise control (has no immediate competition) I think McCain gets left out of a lot of the fray and mud slinging. Thats too bad; McCain has a lot of skeletons in his closet that should be revealed. It might happen once there is a single democrat opponent facing off against McCain. I think for the Democrats case they should hope it is Clinton I think she will be more competitive against McCain.

By the way, I am a registered republican, but that doesnt mean a thing in general elections. I vote for whoever I think is the best qualified and will push for issues that are important to me.

Personally, I dont like or trust McCain; I think he is a dangerous snake of a politician that will open the doors of corruption even wider. McCain is known as one who crossed the isle to work with democrats on key legislation I think he has only made those moves to build his political capital. He has many counts of corrupt behavior and associations with corrupt business men and politicians.

I dont like Clinton either because I think she is a liar who will say anything, do anything to get elected just so she can be the first woman president. She has a lot of experience, true, but I remember her performance as first lady, and all the talk about George Bush being divisive I think if Clinton is elected we will see divisiveness to the power of 10 compared to now.

Obama he is just an unqualified hack (my opinion here). He has not concept of leadership, diplomacy, governance, or the central issues that our country faces now. There are global issues that he talks about like it is a car commercial (just say the key words and phrases and they will believe). All the phony fainting that was going on a few weeks ago at his rallies should be a big warning flag to the general public.

So, I will probably write in my choice for president, Ill vote but I dont know for whom. I am very worried this time; I do not think America has chosen the best candidates the media has chosen the images they want to display. The next four years are very critical, and no matter who gets elected we are in for a long economic depression all the experts wont call it that no matter what.

As always your article gives much to think about and chew on. Thank you


( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: May 31, 2008 )

two people choice
Hi BWOz,

Thanks and sorry for not mentioning Senator McCain here, but I will make sure and include him in my next politically based article.

( Posted by: JudyRamsook [Member] On: May 31, 2008 )

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