Race should not be a factor

Race should not be a factor in any political contest in our country, especially the presidency and especially in our present precarious economic state.

“White guilt” should not induce whites to vote for President Obama, nor should whites vote against President Obama because he is African-American.  And African-Americans shouldn’t vote for President Obama simply because he is African-American.

Race should not count for or against any candidate.  In this crucial election with our nation’s economic well-being, unemployment, debt, deficits, entitlements placing us at risk, we must solve our problems; these issues are far more important than race.

We will always need wise, capable and honest leaders, regardless of race.  We should cast our votes based on the merit of the candidates and not according to negative values such as hate, envy or greed.

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