The Dash to judgment
Armstrong Williams | 10/22/2012, 2:15 p.m.
I say this as someone who voted for President Barack Obama in 2008. I, like many Americans of all stripes, had an open mind to him in those days, and now, our minds are open to the reality of the actual facts. And the facts tell me that he has been a president who refuses to campaign on his record and chooses to castigate and demonize his opponent. Have you ever wondered why his campaign ads and commercials are so negative and dark? It's because he has no proud or inspiring record to tout to "We the People. " Many of us are still looking for the hope and change he promised as a candidate.
For that matter, do we really want a bad president to represent any community? This is what will happen when people only care about the candidate's race. We must demand quality leadership--only we will pay the price if we don't. No community large or small will not be respected or taken seriously; we will look to everyone else as a herd of followers, who can easily be tricked.
Dash defended her beliefs using the words of Dr. Martin Luther King. She judges her candidates based on the contents of their character. Who could take issue with that?
I commend Dash and many like her for the courage they demonstrate in these difficult times--and courage is what we should be teaching our children. She, as well as many of you, are role models for all of us.
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