With Election Day just around the corner there is an electricity in the air. People are fired up about this election, probably one of the most important elections in history. I have heard a lot of political talk and political jargon being thrown around but one of the most interesting phrases I have heard several people say is, "I fear Obama." Hmmmm....I fear....Well, I'm quite taken by this phrase and I'm not quite sure if I understand what people mean by this. Let me guess...1)you actually fear Obama (as a man/human/person/whatever); 2)you fear for our country under the leadership of Barack Obama; or 3)you fear a black man in office (which is what you should actually say if that's what you mean, it's not kosher or politically correct, but come on, for some of you, it's your underlying opinion). I'm still not sure by breaking down the phrase or its intent, I have any understanding as to why someone would say this and I certainly hope that in the 21st century we are not basing choices on one's race or ethnicity.
I would like to think of myself as an informed voter. I take pride in my right as a citizen and as a women to vote in this country. I have educated myself to the best of my abilities on both candidates policies and backgrounds. And although I give my full support to the Obama campaign I have enough respect for Senator McCain to not slander or insult him as a person. I may not agree with his plans or future policies (which I will not go into) for our country but fear him??? No, I do not fear him. Fear for our country and the continuing turmoil, yes, I fear that.
Educate yourself. Vote. Make a difference.