If everyone was purple....

@camomom (7536)
United States
November 3, 2008 1:41pm CST
If everyone on the planet was purple and the same gender would it change your views in tommorrows election? Is part of the reason you chose the person you did because of the color of their skin? Lets face it, there is still racism in the world and always will be so lets be honest here. I try to convince myself that race and gender don't matter to me but it is very appealing to me to see a women or someone of a different race in office. I'm not saying that that made any difference in how I'm going to vote but I can't promise that it hasn't affected my decision in any way. Seriously, can you honestly say it had no affect on who you'll vote for? I can't.
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@oneidmnster (1389)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I think one of the biggest conflicts of this presidential race is race.I doubt very seriously,that Obama would be in the position he's in today if he weren't a small part black.I'm pretty sure that a good number of blacks are voting for him because of his race.They can't be listening to what he's saying.Most of what comes out of his mouth is garbage. Then there are whites that will vote for Obama so they won't be considered racist.Either way,race is a big part of this .
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• United States
3 Nov 08
No one will know who you vote for unless you tell them. Even then you can lie about it. So why would someone vote for Obama just to not be considered a racist?
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Nov 08
oneidmnster, you are unfortunately right to a point. Yes, some people will vote for or against him due to his race. No, he is not the only one that's been spewing garbage in this race. He's also not the first black man to run for president, he's just the first one to get this far. I think regardless of race he would have gotten this far. Thanks Lee_, for pointing that out.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I'm sure some people will base their vote on race. I could care less about the color of the skin. I look at whether their politics make sense and will help our country, not destroy it and all it stands for. What gets me is that the person who first was running on the premise of bridging the racial divide managed to widen the gap, and that apparently intentionally. After all, his campaign told his followers to be in the face of the opponents and make race an issue. Through that, although we'll probably have a minority president, instead of making a giant leap forward, we took a giant step backwards. It might take a long time to heal the wounds this presidential race created.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I think the American people made it about race, but tha's my opinion. I think our true COLORS are coming out, that's the problem with this election. The racist American people are the problem. He isn't even Black, he's milatto. For those of you that don't know that means MIXED= black and white.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Yes, a fact people tend to conveniently forget. Something he wants them forget. He in fact has no ancestors in his history who were slaves or suppressed by the American people. And in his own life for the most part he took great advantage of affirmative action policies. He had no hardships, his ancestors had no hardships, yet he is a true 'brother', lol. Well, not to me;)
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I don't see how anyone can say that...He was raised by his WHITE mother and grandparents. He maks that very clear. He is very proud of that fact. It's not his fault if their were no slaves in his family. I would be proud of that if I were african american too.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I agree it is good that women and black people are finally given the opportunity to not only run but actually stand a decent chance of winning. I have to say tho that my choice has absolutely nothing to do with either gender or skin color. Whether or not I choose to vote for Obama will have all to do with how he presented himself and the issues in front of us. My ex is voting for McCain because he thinks Sarah Palin is hot which is so infuriating. We are talking about someone capable of running our country. I really don't care what they look like.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I think that's disgusting to vote on someone because they are "hot". What a pig. I try to vote based on the issues also but I can't say 100% that it didn't effect me at all. I know that sounds bad but I'm trying to be as honest as I can with myself. I can't be honest with myself unless I'm honest with others.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
5 Nov 08
i can't say that I can understand at all your issue with skin color or gender but at least you are honest. I guess in that sense my ex was honest when he said he was voting because Palin is hot. It's all pretty much the same really. I don't really understand that sort of thinking but I know you aren't alone.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I don't have an issue with it at all. It seems as though everyone else does. I'm just being honest in the fact that maybe I didn't research the candidates quite as thoroughly as I did in the last election because I wanted to see a person of a different gender or race in office. I only researched Democrats and Republicans and did not research any other candidates. That's all I meant by it. I think what your ex did was sexist and that I can't stand, but I do see where you were coming from about them being the same.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
4 Nov 08
A very interesting idea. I don't think it would change my vote. However it may force everyone to a different way of thinking. Maybe we would all get along better. Meaning act as one race. THE HUMAN RACE.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Thank you so much for pointing that out, exactly my point.
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
4 Nov 08
purple - color purple
If everyone was purple, there would be no problem.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Nov 08
That was my point, it shouldn't matter regardless.
@samijo719 (1054)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I honestly can say it had NO affect on my vote. I voted for the person who I thought was best suited to run the country I live in. I do see alot of racism/sexism in the election though. But it goes both ways in a way. Yes, alot of people are voting against Obama for being black and Palin for beign a woman. but there are just as many people voting for Obama BECAUSE he's black. One of our family friends flat out said "I don't know anything about either but Obama is black and I support that" I'm sorry but seriously that is sad. Just as said as people not voting for him because he's black. It goes both ways really and alot of people are paying more attention to the color of his skin or the fact that Sarah Palin is a woman rather than what they stand for. I think people should vote solely on views and morals and things that regard the country these canidates will be running. Not race or gender.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Nov 08
It is sad, very sad. I feel the same way you do.
• United States
4 Nov 08
I agree that racist does play a big role and a lot of people's votes are based solely upon that, but I also believe that there are also a lot of voters who actually cares about the well being of the country and has taken out the time to analyze the ideas and plans of both candidates. With me it doesn't matter about the color of the skin because color can't and won't give this country what it really needs now and in the long haul. What a person believes and the things they can do for this country should be the top focus.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I agree, I want the best person for the job also. I can honestly say that I don't think I did as much research as I normally would this time though. Maybe it had nothing to do with race but I can't promise that it didn't. I did pick the person that I agreed with on the issues the most, I promise that, but I didn't research too much into the accusations from either one about the other. Normally I would have.
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@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I can seriously and honestly say that neither gender nor race will affect my vote tomorrow. I don't care about superficial stuff like that. I vote for the person that I think can do the best job, it is as simple as that.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Good for you, I wish more people were like that.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
3 Nov 08
Obama can be any color of the rainbow I still wouldn't vote for him. It's his socialist ideas that make me want to vote for McCain, not to mention Obama is friends with a known terrorist. I find it hard to believe that doesn't strike fear into the hearts of Americans. Do you think his alliance with this terrorist would still go overlooked if he were applying for a job in the FBI or secret service?
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Thanks for sharing your opinion.
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@Lee_Rites (845)
• United States
3 Nov 08
Race and gender had absolutely nothing to do with my choice for president. Both candidates are very different and have very different views. After reading about them on the net and watching the debates there was really no contest. If the guys were more alike and had less differentiating them from each other, it may have been more important. I think it is just a need for change. I think a lot of people are scared and are just looking for a change, any change.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I think your right. Any change may be what we need.
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@manunulat (605)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
I'm a skeptic and a real political junkie, color does not affect me because politics is way too different in my country.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Nov 08
good, I'm glad you don't have to deal with the garbage we do.