Friday, October 17, 2008

Riots If Obama Wins?

I have heard a few disheartening things about black Americans recently. Because Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama has the support of a good number of black voters, allegedly they will riot in celebration if Obama wins the White House.

I've heard this a few times already and even on some talk radio shows and I have to say that I have more faith in my fellow Americans. I don't want to believe that my fellow Americans would resort to becoming drunken college football fans and start to smash cars and loot stores simply because Obama would become the first American, with a strong black heritage, to be president of the United States.

I want to think that black American voters will walk a bit taller if Obama wins the election and rightly so. But I hate to imagine that they would become drunk with jubilation and trash a city or start a riot out of spite because GOP Presidential Candidate John McCain won the election and not Obama.

After all, Obama surely would not want any American to behave in such a disgraceful manner in his name or anyone else's for that matter.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Who Won At The Debates?
Not The American Voters

A few days late and a couple dollars short, I realize. But people are still talking about the vice presidential debates and who won.

But I can tell you who lost the debates: The American people.

Debate moderator Gwen Ifill should have placed an important rule on both Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin: They should not be allowed to mention their opponents, promoting their running mates or blame any current or past administrations.

That way, both Palin and Biden would be forced to discuss the issues that the American people desperately want to hear but are not getting it.

Because as far as I'm concern, the debates so far have only been a big, live, political ad with no substance. All of the candidates have studied all possible questions from the moderator and comments from their opponents and all are well polished.

Sadly, this does not give a true reflection of what these people are capable of if elected into office. It would be best if the moderator actually established some ground rules and silence any candidate who decides to go off topic to criticize his or her opponent.