I'm sorry I couldn't address you earlier...I was out of town on business.
First, please do not assume that was speaking about racism ("Are they all racists"). It was not my intention to convey the message that groups not supportive of Barack Obama are racist and find it insulting that you would jump to such an egregious conclusion.
I believe the ?blue collar? phenomena happened after Obama made comments about guns and religion and turned off a segment of that community. Humans naturally gravitate towards that which they can identify with which keeps communities segmented.
?Are they concerned about promoting feminism??
It is a key issue in new feminist theory that every person is equal thus free to choose a male leader over a female leader if that person feels he is the better option. New Feminism is not about supporting women for the sake of supporting women, which only hinders overall growth. The 60?s and 70?s feminist movement concentrated on promoting women, which is great and lead to a level of confidence in my generation that there will no doubt be female leaders in the future, so why push this one, right now, if she?s not the right candidate?
I do believe that as each generation passes the torch to the next they hand over the accomplishments such as civil rights advances. My generation is lucky in that we have not experienced the diversions between race or gender nearly as much as our predecessors and thus have the luxury of being more objective in politics?we are not perfect and we still have a long way to go in bridging gaps but I feel that with social advances come more opportunities to reach across barriers that dwindle with time.
And finally to address your ?Obama is hip? ideology?yes he is and that gets people interested, but, as we have seen through the misinterpretations of cool when branding GW the ?guy I can drink a beer with? We are increasingly wary of falling for spectacle over substance.
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