McCain lost this election by listening to the far right and not picking Mitt Romney. Mitt is not the VP choice for two reasons, first he and John can't stand each other. Second he is a Morman. I know McCain needed to solidify his base to win but in not picking Romney he has lost during this trying time on Wall Street what was Mitt's strength! Mitt as the VP would have been able to be out front talking about it without having to have someone explain it to him. Mitt would have made McCain look Presidential by picking someone that offset his weakness. Where is Mitt now? McCain gave in to the right wing of the party because of Mitt's religion, who some believe to be a cult. That is why he is down right now and my fear is that is the reason we all better get used to the term President Barack Obama!
October 2, 2008 at 8:42 p.m.
why are you bashing Letson for telling the truth? If you want further evidence rewind to the 2006 elections. The Republican's put an African-American up for Govenor. While the Democrat's in an election year where everything was going in their favor. An unpopular Republican Govenor knew deep in scandal. The Democrat's also had two African-American candidates on the State Wide ticket (Espy and Sykes) Democrat's sweep four out of five of the State offices by huge margins (60 to 40) Yet the two African-Amercian Democrat's lost by that same margin! How could that be if not for Racist Democrat's? I have heard National Democrat's from Rahn Emanuel to Govenor's Rendell and Strickland state this very same stuff. Large portions of Democrat's will never vote for an African-American regardless of his polictical affiliation! This may finally be the turning point for African-American's and our blindly pledging our support, money, and vote for Democrat's at a 90+ percentage. See when we support one party in those numbers we get what we get. One party that takes you for granted and the other that completely ignores you! I am an African-American and I also happen to be Republican. Obama is an amazing person who happens to be living the Dream that Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about 45 years ago. However when I look at the content of his character he does not represent the basic tenets I and the Republican Party adhere to. Lower Taxes, Less Government, Rewarding one for his/her hard work, free markets, the list goes on and on. That is why this African-American will be casting his ballot for John McCain. In closing I would like to make this point. It has been Democrat's that have made race an issue in this election. It will be racist Democrat's that cost Obama this election. Republican's have rallied around their candidate and a lot of Republican's despise McCain. African-American's need to ask the question why haven't the Democrat's rallied around theirs? The answer is as plain on nose on your face. Maybe this will be the moment that Republican's finally make serious outreach to the African-American voters. Maybe African-Americans will relize that it is the Democratic Party that has failed us! If we make both parties really fight for our vote, no matter who wins we wins. Right now the Democrat's want your vote but don't you dare run for office because they won't vote for you! Martin Luther King Jr. would truely be proud of Senator Obama however if he were still alive on November 4th he would cast his ballot for John McCain. See Dr. King was a Republican!
September 23, 2008 at 1:13 p.m.