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It’s time to end the honeymoon with gender and race and reclaim this election

LatinaLista — The word is that, after being distracted by the “Palin Effect,” the Obama campaign is back on track to focus on what this election is all about the issues.

The candidates who really matter in November.
(Source: ABC news)

However, after reading comments on Latina Lista and several other blogs, the Obama campaign may not get very far with that strategy because suddenly in people’s minds the race to the White House isn’t between John McCain and Barack Obama anymore — it’s between Obama and Sarah Palin.
It would seem people are already assuming a short future for McCain and looking ahead to place Palin in the Oval Office. While I believe in being prepared for every scenario, it’s time to deal with the present and compare the two candidates who are actually heading each ticket.
Right now, comparing Obama with Palin is such a non-issue that it focuses more attention on her than she deserves, and that seems to be a strategy of the Republican Party.
It’s time voters reclaimed this election and stopped being swayed by gender or race and looked to see which party actually cares about the middle class and poverty-stricken who are bearing the brunt of this bad economy.
If ever there was a time that the future of this nation depended on that analysis, it’s now.

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    votetheday.com
    September 17, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Obama himself comes from a minority background. And McCain took a much-publicized visit to Mexico this year. It is clear, that both parties are trying to get Latinos votes.
    Both presidential candidates did not yet touched problems of emigration, education or any other Latinos’ problems in their speeches.
    Will any of them stop ignoring this community and try to take their votes? Will it be Obama, or McCain? http://www.votetheday.com/polls/us-latinos-votes-in-elections-268/

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    Amina
    September 17, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    I think it’s sad that the Republican camp has opened up the door for this election to be about character rather than issues, but I think it’s going to work against them in the long run. And yes, it’s ludicrous that Palin is even being considered on the same level as Obama. The Republicans are trying so hard to make her more than what she is. I got the most hilarious forward from the conservative cuñado today. The subject line: Who Am I?
    Who Am I?
    I am under 45 years old,
    I love the outdoors,
    I hunt,
    I am a Republican reformer,
    I have taken on the Republican Party establishment,
    I have many children,
    I have a spot on the national ticket as vice president with less than two years in the governor’s office.
    Did you guess?
    (Scroll down)
    .
    .
    .
    .
    I am Teddy Roosevelt in 1900
    HAHAHA!

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