Is anyone else in love with Obama cause he is a brother?

<p>Hi guys.</p>

<p>So I identify myself with the GOP. I agree with all the principles they stand for (yes, yes I know all politics are corrupt) but still. One day I hope to be a politician, running for the GOP. </p>

<p>But Obama is something else. I LOVE Obama even though I DO NOT agree with his policies whatsoever. I don't agree with any of it, yet, I admire him so much as an individual that I'd love it if he won. </p>

<p>From a social perspective, I feel it says ALOT about our nation if we elect black president a mere 4 decades after segregation was officially abolished. Yes 40 years is a long time, but it would speak alot to our people's character. (Basically, how the racial divide, although still present, has partially healed itself in the new generations)</p>

<p>In short words, Obama has one heck of a story. He also one heck of speaker.
All in all, dude is just admirable to the tenth power. </p>

<p>Do you guys feel the same way? Or is it just me? Are alot of people supporting him simply because of his character and not his policies?</p>

<p>Well, yes and no. I am supporting him, as opposed to Hillary, because of his character. However, I am also supporting him, as opposed to McCain, because of his policies.</p>

<p>The thing about this year's Democratic nomination is that Hillary and Obama's policies are, in essence, almost identical. Therefore, most people in deciding who to vote for (or caucus for) during the nomination process are mainly turning to motives not based on policy.</p>

<p>In terms of the general election, I believe that the race will be much more policy-based between Obama and McCain (once Obama gets the nomination). However, there will definitely be a swarm of voters that do not vote because of the candidates' policy positions. Voters might turn to Obama for his purity and his dazzling speeches. Also, voters might turn to McCain because they are racist or biased against Muslims (even though Obama is not Muslim, many people still believe he is...bah...As if being a Muslim were a bad thing to begin with.)</p>

<p>For clarity...I am in no way saying that all McCain supporters are/will be racists. I am simply stating some voters (especially white senior citizens from the Midwest and South) will not vote for Obama because he is black.</p>

<p>lol...on a final note. One of my favorite so-called "words" of the English language has got to be...<em>drumroll</em>..."alot." ha!</p>

<p>Do I support him because he's a "brother"? No, I support him because he's a cool cat who can rap to the people all funky-like, dig it. Skoo-bop a doop.</p>

<p>I'm gonna stray a little bit by saying that I don't give a crap about how well the person speaks or whatnot, it depends on their policies and if they can follow through with it. I'll admit though Obama is a good speaker, but I find it kinda funny how no one seems to know that his mom is white(or maybe they just don't care?). :) Since Obama is half white/ half african, when he registers for things could he say he's white since he could probably go either way?</p>

<p>but... he's not black :/</p>

<p>GOD i am so confused by the term "bro" or "brother" or whatever. does it mean skater/surfer or does it mean black guy??? or does it mean black surfer?</p>

<p>It can be general, like "guy" or "man" or "dude," but it's not uncommon for a black person to use it to refer to other black people, referencing a pan-African ethnic identity. Very big among black empowerment groups in the 60's... Gil Scott-Heron. </p>

<p>The only non-black person I've ever heard use it as a reference to black people is Ali G.</p>

<p>okay. well i always thought a "bro" was a guy who lives in cali, stays at the beach all day, always has their mouth half-open, does drugs, listens to kottonmouth kings...</p>

<p>No that is not a bro. That's a "surfer."</p>

Skoo-bop a doop.


William Cosby?</p>

<p>4390116, that's what I call a "bro". And I live in Southern California, and go to school with these types. They're nothing like surfers. Their female equivalents are "bro-hos".</p>

<p>I like Obama because of both his policies and character, but I thought I'd just mention something interesting a teacher of mine brought up: Obama is half black and half white, and his father played a minor role in his life; he grew up around the world, in different countries, with different religious influences, and the like. Not much about his past is prototypically "black", he simply happens to be genetically half black. Yet, if he wins, all the textbooks will call him "the first black president of the U.S." Wouldn't he equally be the 44th white president?</p>

<p>I hope none of that was taken the wrong way, I adore Obama, and if I could vote I would vote for him. I just think it interesting that people tend to identify others and, often, themselves, by the non-dominant races. Obviously, I'm not trying to say, in any way, shape or form that Obama isn't black or something to that effect. Just a comment.</p>

<p>Now that I have sufficiently covered my own behind, let me just say, go Obama! It'll be nice to have someone inspirational in the Oval Office again, something that hasn't been seen in about forty years.</p>

<p>I think you should look past his skin color... </p>

<p>How much experience does a junior senator have? Well, not enough to be a president if you ask me. </p>

<p>His adviser hates white people and Obama says he wants to eliminate racism?</p>

<p>Just because Hillary is white doesn't mean white people are going to vote for her.</p>

<p>But wouldn't it also say a lot about our nation if we elected a female president a "mere" 70 (ish?) years after women's suffrage.</p>

<p>Like someone said, their policies are very similar, so Democrats are voting based on other motives. I just feel more comfortable having Clinton as president because of her experience and I want to kind of "save" Obama for later.</p>

<p>If a Democrat wins, the main thing is we'll have the first NON WHITE MALE PRESIDENT. Black, mixed, chinese, hispanic, whatever. ALL of the past presidents have been white males. That says something...We need to move past the race/gender barriers and with this election, we are.</p>

<p>Well, basically if Hillary gets elected, Bill Clinton is going to be president. </p>

<p>What does Hillary know about being president...</p>

<p>^^^ my question exactly... and why is she in a pant suit at 3 a.m.? (i guess robots always need to dress to impress)</p>

<p>To the OP, would you have the same enthusiasm if McCain were to choose Colin Powell as a running mate ?</p>

<p>I think that Obama is probably as charismatic as they come, but he is too wet behind the ears to impress me.</p>

<p>And he is bi-racial , after all..but he does seem to use his father's ancestory to his full advantage.</p>

<p>Kind of like when Hillary turns on her southern accent when it suits her.</p>

<p>Political experience just leads to corruption. I see it as more of a negative than a plus in terms of our next president.</p>

<p>Barack all the way. (although...I have been waiting on my T-shirt for over a month now. Come on, Barack.)</p>

<p>Bush was relatively inexperienced when he took the White House ^^^^
5 yrs as Texas governor.</p>

<p>Oh puleeze...</p>

<p>GWB...has comparable experience to Billary. He grew up in politics. Also, example doesn't prove a point whatsoever.</p>

<p>Additionally, if you ask most people say that governors actually prepare you MORE for being president than a senator does. This is because governors have to run a microcosm of a nation, whereas senators only run one part of a greater whole. In that respect, GWB would be considered more qualified than Obama, McCain, or Hillary.</p>

<p>Plus...Hillary has only held an elected position for about 8 years...all the rest of her political "experience" is of vicarious nature through Bill.</p>

<p>Well then, when it comes to the circumstances that one grew up in, can we use Obama's Indonesian Schooling as a deciding factor, or are we talking relevant experience with positions of elected power ?</p>