Note to self: don't ever talk about economics again. It apparently bores people to death.
Hmmm, how about politics? Will I again get a bunch of crickets if I talk about politics?
I am happy to say that Obama is now the Democratic presidential nomineee.
I actually did not like Hillary, which is a shame because I would loved to have seen a woman president. However, I'm not sure Hillary was the right person. Also, I wasn't too fond of the sort of "ruling families" thing that would have happened. You know, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton.
Now, do not take me the wrong way, but I worry about Obama's candidacy. Not because I don't think he is a good candidate, but let's address the race issue. He himself has encouraged us to talk about race, and yet I haven't really read a whole lot of blogging about it.
I am ashamed to say that my grandmother has sworn that she will not vote for Obama even though she is a lifelong Democrat. Even though she abhors the Republican party and what they have done in the past 12 years or so.
It is because he is black.
Or, as we like to remind her, half white.
But it makes no difference to her. He looks black, his wife is black, he belonged to a black church. In her mind, he is black. I am thinking it is a generational thing, and I wonder how many other older voters like her feel the same way. I'm not saying it is right, or that I agree with it in any way, but it has to be taken into account. And as we all know, old people vote.
I also wonder how many people will secretly not want to vote for him because of the race issue. More people than we would like to think, I am afraid.
I am hoping that the so-called Millenials, along with my own Gen-X, can be the first set of voters to truly reflect the multicultural society we grew up in, and simply elect the best person for the job.