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Thursday, October 16, 2008

I got this from eric and he got it from samuel. i don't usually bite this kind of bait but it is an interesting proposal

From Samuel Lippke’s blog via I would say more than racism I think American's just can't help but always trust old guys with white hair.

What if?
Obama / Biden vs McCain/ Palin , what if things were switched around? . . . . . think about it.
Would the country’s collective point of view be different if McCain & Obama had each other’s history and qualifications?
Could racism be the culprit? Ponder the following:

•What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the
stage, including a three month old infant and an unwed,
pregnant teenage daughter?

•What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard
Law Review?

•What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his
graduating class?

•What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was a

•What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife
after a severe disfiguring car accident, when she no longer
measured up to his standards?

•What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a
long affair while he was still married?

•What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became
addicted to painkillers but also acquired them illegally
through her charitable organization?

•What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?

•What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five? (The
Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of
corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as
part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s
and early 1990s).

•What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?

•What if Obama couldn’ t read from a tele-prompter?

•What if Obama was the one who had military experience that
included discipline problems and a record of crashing seven

•What if Obama was the one who was known to display
publicly, on many occasions, a serious anger management

•What if Michelle Obama’s family had made their money
from beer distribution?

•What if the Obamas had adopted a white child?

You could easily add to this list. If these questions
reflected reality, do you really believe the election
numbers would be as close as they are? This is what racism
does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive
qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities
in another when there is a color difference .

Educational Background :

Barack Obama :

Columbia University - B.A. Political Science wit

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