2008 - the end of southern racists polluting our democracyI'm supporting Obama for the message it sends to southern white racists: YOU'RE DONE
I supported John Edwards for what he was saying. His issues were my issues.
Now I'm supporting Obama for what his election will say to America: the era of southern white racists is over.
The southern racists dominated the Democratic party for way too many decades until they became Republicans during the Reagan era. As a Democrat I said good riddance to them back then and as a proud American I say good riddance to them now... assuming that we get our first black president in spite of their hate politics.
I've heard many pragmatic Democrats express fear that a black Democrat candidate means a big fight for the south. I, myself, am spoiling for that fight and I think we can win it this year.
By the way, I'm not voting for Obama just because he's black. I agree with his positions and I believe he'll make a fantastic president.
But I do think electing a black man will be a great step in finally healing America of our original sin.