I know this sounds bizarre but as far as American politics goes, I am more of a Republican than Democrat. I have lived in the United States for several years and followed politics closely and subscribe to the Republican political philosophy which is odd since I became a member of the Provincial Liberal Party. This isn't to say that I am in complete agreement with every policy or decision that Bush has ever made but overall I generally agree with their stance on Economics and the Military. After all, I did serve under both the George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton administration while serving with the 82nd Airborne Division based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and come from a mixed Liberal and Conservative family.
Anyhow, as I watched the polls come in last night for the state of Texas, CNN reported an odd little piece. They conducted a breakdown in Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont and Texas among other states and found that a majority of African-Americans (89%) voted for Obama while a significant majority of Hispanics supported Clinton. Caucasian male voters largely favoured Obama at roughly 56% while women oscillate between candidates.
A good friend of mine and I were chatting this morning about politics, race and the White House and he simply remarked that too many people assume the next President of the United States of America will be a Democrat. He went on to suggest that McCains' quiet campaign coupled with the absurdity that Americans aren't ready for a President who is either a woman or African American may favour his candidacy. I thought that suggestion went a little far until I caught a clip on CNN today where Texans were explaining why they wouldn't vote for Obama because he was Muslim. For those who have been following we know he is not! And besides, even if he was does this impact his ability to be President? I guess our neighbours to the South still believe that you can't be the most powerful political leader in the world unless you are a male war hero born from a significantly wealthy caucasian family. Good for McCain if this is still how people think. To bad for the Democrats and their candidates if this is the case, but more importantly to bad for the culture of America.