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English poet and metaphysical person, John Donne said it best: ‘No man is an island-‘ John Donne’s Meditation XVII-
For if we want to achieve a goal in life, we need help from those who might be in a position to assist us in one way or the other.
And this presidential elections year saw a democratic political candidate and now the official Democratic Nominee, Senator Barack Obama waste one opportunity to obtain the help that would ensure victory come November. And what he, Senator Obama did not do, Senator John Mccain did, he acquired a female running mate.
During this democratic primaries, Senator Hillary Clinton nabbed eighteen million votes. Sexism and harsh feelings towards the Clintons aside, if you are the Democratic Presidential Nominee, would you not choose Senator Hillary Clinton to be your running mate to ensure that those eighteen million votes are yours on election day?
Apparently Senator Barack Obama did not think so. So when Senator John Mccain and the Republican Presidential Nominee chose a woman, Sarah Palin, to be his running mate, many persons in our midst must have thought this to be a wise move.
Although this does not necessarily mean that Senator Mccain will nab most of the women voters, be they democratic or republican supporters, he just might nab those who still strongly support Senator Hillary Clinton.
For when it counts on election day, it just might come down to this, who knows? Some may see the choosing of a female running mate by Senator John Mccain as being a wise move indeed, whereas others might now look at Senator Barack Obama and think, well, he could have had eighteen million votes on his side, but let it slip by not choosing Senator Hillary Clinton as his running mate.
We will see come election day in November 2008. We will see.
Peace and unity begin with all of us- Judy Ramsook