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Re: “Young, but not for Obama

VirgilCane, While your opinion is your entitlement, your assumptions are both plentiful and faulty. Whether or not this student is an organizational leader has no bearing on his decision or biases for his candidate choice. Do preachers or pastors not lead a church and yet confess they are not free from sin every single Sunday? Just because someone is a member of the N.R.A. does that make them a gun owner (or even more radically, as you would appreciate, a murderer?) Has John McCain himself, (comparing apples with apples) the new leader of the Republican Party not considered "voting" for Democrat Joe Liberman as his VP? Granted this was not his final choice, but it was considered so highly the media was reporting on him as a top 4 or 5 possibility! This consideration alone is what we are disputing and, while on this topic, As someone who is plugged into the community, I can say that Obama is someone who professors frequently support (openly or implicitly) and students frequently follow this lead. Obama is hyped up more than any other Chicago community figure could ever be. His passionate speeches easily provide hope and promise change in an ever-changing world. It would be easy to think me a McCain supporter after bashing Obama and his over-promising delivery on a "no tax-inflated" budget with limited funds (which is easiest mistake to make if you have never been in charge of a budget before). This two would be a faulty assumption. I do not like McCain, and I think he is over-distancing himself from his own party and (like Obama) over-promising and under-delivering. The whole point of this post is that you cannot make assumptions about individuals based solely on their merits or credentials. Does a single young person going to a bar constitute him/her as an alcoholic? Does a leader of a Republican student organization make them close minded when it comes to voting? Not at all, especially because VOTING is as public or as private as you let it be.

Posted by informedatelon on 09/07/2008 at 12:14 PM

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