With President Barack Obama set to take the stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in the capital of my home state, Charlotte, North Carolina, I have a confession to make. Well, I actually have two. 1. I never liked or thought Raleigh should be the capital and 2. I am undecided about who to vote for in the Presidential Election.
My challenge is that I have a favorite phrase, “What are you basing that on?”
And if I am going to live by this I need to be able to tell people the answer to my own ‘tag line’.
An answer which I am not sure about myself…
Why am I not sure? Because, unlike several others I have spoken to, I actually am researching the platforms of the candidates. So before you get all up in arms and call me a sellout make sure you know the platforms of each for yourself.
I keep thinking about the teachings in the Singles Ministry at church. Where they teach the Singles to make a list of their deal breakers before they meet someone that is cute and get all caught up. Someone that qualifies as having a deal breaker quality.
So my question is am I supposed to vote for a person who is Democrat just because he is Democrat?
I know. I know. The Republicans vote for Republicans JUST because they are Republicans!
Or am I supposed to vote for a person because he is Black and he can make history again?
I know. I know. White people vote for white people…JUST BECAUSE.
Should I vote for the guy who has been treated like THE N-WORD by the millions since taking office for redemption for Trayvon Martin and those that came before him?
Or should I vote for the person who has the beliefs that most closely resembles the mission & vision of my family?
Thus I am Black, registered Democrat and undecided. I also struggled with not voting at all, but don’t worry. I will vote. Too many died for my right to do that and I will not let those that came before me down.
Can’t wait to hear the speech because I do know one thing. There was already one Obama that has already given a speech worth earning votes and I will keep the rest of my thoughts about her arms to myself.