Saturday, April 30, 2011

Voting For Obama Because He Was Black Was The “Biggest Mistake Of My Life”

So says National Black Chamber of Commerce CEO Harry Alfred during an interview with Laura Ingraham.

I’ve said before that I don’t think it’s right to vote for anyone based on the color of their skin, be it white or black or otherwise. We should care more about how a given candidate would lead, what policies they would implement (or roll back, as the case may be), then what color their skin is. Or what gender they are. Or how they look on television.

Sadly, that’s the kind of society we are. Obama won election not so much because of his policies but because of his marketing. He was a celebrity candidate who caught the eye of the electorate with his brilliant stagecraft and lofty speeches and they voted for him.

Now there’s a lot of buyer’s remorse.