Culture Feast has several opinion articles written about this year’s highly-anticipated election year. We’ve seen articles that bash McCain and we’ve seen articles that bash Obama. To me, it seems there are definitely more anti-Obama articles on the internet, but then again I’ll freely admit I have bias.
Supporting my opinion is the fact that Barack Obama’s camp had to literally create a website to dispel all the rumors and misinformation that has been plaguing him since he stepped into the political race.
With that said, I feel compelled to write on behalf of the Senator who is officially nominated for the Democratic party for the President of the United States. I was speaking with a few family members, all die-hard conservatives, about Barack Obama. It became so clear to me that this election seems different than any other election I’ve witnessed in my 31 years of age.
Every election has had heated debates and has been filled with attacks, mostly all of them biased and inaccurate. But I think I can fairly debate that Obama seems to have more inaccurate and “urban legend-like” emails about him, his family and his performance than any other candidate that has run for President.
We’ve all thought of it before, I’m sure. Barack is the first African-American Presidential candidate. His name alone is “different” than the typical American name of Joe, Ted, George or Bill. The fact that his father isn’t American and is a believer of Islam also is unique to Obama than any other candidate in history. All of these point, in my opinion, create a huge opportunity for misinformation, fear, inaccuracies and down right prejudice.
So, with that said, you should know by now that Barack Obama will speak tomorrow night (Thursday, August 28th) at Denver’s Democratic National Convention. Reports say he will outline his agenda on all the major issues and this will be the time where Obama has the country’s stage to describe himself and to explain his beliefs and values.
For all of us who are intelligent, loving and believe in the United States, shouldn’t we all agree to give Obama the chance to explain himself on Thursday? Is it truly responsible of all of us to have our minds made up before he has the podium? I think not.
Come Friday morning, you still feel the same about Obama (against) then I will salute you, my friend. You have a right to your opinion and your beliefs. We all do. But we also have the responsibility to be educated on each candidate’s stances. We must hold their votes and their OWN WORDS as their creed and nothing else, particularly an email or a website that inaccurately describes the candidate.
God Bless America and God Bless these two candidates. May the RIGHT man win.