This is a title of a Letter to the Editor. Ah, you say: Must be from the offspring of some mega church evangelical in a red state, right? Well, surprisingly enough, it’s not. It is from a 2008 graduate of Mumford High School, writing the letter to the Detroit Free Press.
“I am not ashamed to admit that the man getting my vote will be a Republican referred to as “the anti-Christ” by my acquaintances…Since the campaign began, most of my friends and family supported Obama just because of the color of his skin — not because of his politics…”
So, this young African-American woman is going to vote for McCain. What reasons does she give, other than her statement that initially it was a rebellion? Here are a couple of reasons she gives (emphasis mine):
(More Below the Fold)
“…I began to actually start watching more political shows, reading excerpts from candidates’ books online, and researching their backgrounds before deciding to be a McCain supporter…”
“…While many people think it would be better if all Americans were covered under a national health care program, the reality is that we would be better off setting up appointments and paying more money for the help we need…The idea of universal health care sounds like a great concept, but Obama fails to realize that life is not a fairy tale…”
“…With McCain, things are more likely to go smoothly for America if we find a nice medium to travel along instead of disrupting everything we have become accustomed to in the last eight years…“
Well, fellow bloggers just thought I’d post this FWIW, as a kind of “heads up” about what apparently is going on in the minds of some of our non-blogging fellow Americans who aren’t reading the progressive blogs-people who are getting their news from the “political shows”.
Also, for those who don’t watch TV much, or at all, here’s another FWIW: McCain is running ads on the TV here in our blue state, and in many other states to convince people that “things are more likely to go smoothly for America” if he’s the next President-and many of them are yet again drinking the GOP kool-aid. BTW, I have only seen one or two Obama ads here, and that was a while ago.