I asked e-mail friends to respond to the following:
A fortyish white school teacher in the public schools was asked to vote for Obama and responded "I just can't vote for a black man."
Here are a dozen responses in the order I received them:
You asked for comments on the school teacher and obama....I think people should vote for a candidate based on what they believe in, what they stand for and what they want to make happen when they are elected, not what color or gender they are....The teacher may be more selective in how they respond in the future, our young people are very impressionable. We must teach them to think for themselves, not carry the same close-mindedness and prejudice that many of us in the south were raised with. Youth, Adults and especially voters need to make decisions based on what they believe is right; after they have done research on the topic/decision at hand.
Bill' I have heard that from white WOMEN but not from men.Personally he seems to be to violent and domineering for my blood. He does not have to raise his voice so much. He has the attitude of a tyrant.He does not address his audience with respect,comes across as a rabble rouser. Sorry.
ole tired conservative
3- The fact that Obama is half black is certainly not a reason not to vote for him. However, there are 80,000 really reasons not to vote for him.
I DO NOT THINK RACE SHOULD PLAY A PART IN IT I DO NOT JUDGE A PERSON BY HIS COLOR AND NEVER HAVE.
It's not Skin Color but "Character", "Compentancy"' and "PATRIOTISM" that matter in choosing a Leader.
Black has nothing to do with it. Obama is the biggest proponent of abortion we have ever had running for office. Therefore, he would never have my support under any circumstances.
I would not vote for Obama, but it has nothing to do with his race. I just don't think he has the experience. I'm sure there are plenty of blacks that would make great presidents.
I would vote for a black man, but not Obama. My first choice for president would be Colin Powell.
No doubt this teacher does not believe what she is teaching and not a very clear thinker. There are any number of reasons I can think of why I could not vote for him but being black is not one of them. Through observation of the democratic party I believe this teacher represents their collective sincerely when it comes to skin color. Yes I believe this teacher is a democrat.
America is a free country and you are entitled to vote for the person you choose regardless of race. This teacher did not give up his freedom in exchange for a teaching position with the public education system. Suppose this man had been a "fortyish white man" walking down the street who works at WalMart or a black teacher in the public school system. The person asking the question is the problem.
-IT WOULD BE WISE NOT TO LOOK AT COLOR OF SKIN BUT LOOK AT THE MAN!! HE IS VERY DANGEROUS AND ONE WORD CANNOT SUFFICE BUT THE MAN IS REALLY A SOCIALIST AND YOU THINK AMERICA IS DIFFERENT SINCE 911 YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING. ITS VERY DISTURBING THAT SOME SOUTHERNERS WILL VOTE DEMOCRATE NO MATTER WHAT OR WHO IS RUNNING. ALL WE NEED IS A SOCIALIST PRES. TO TEAM UP WITH THE LIKES OF NANCY PELOSI AND HER CRONIES. SEND ME YOUR PRIVATE EMAIL AS I HAVE AN INTERESTING EMAIL THAT WILL FURTHER ADDRESS THE OBAMA CRISIS.
I hope this is a joke. Teachers know this would be career sucide. People should vote for the most qualified canidate - the one who knows the most about the job not one who just knows how to talk about the job. Experience is a vital requirement.