Know Your Candidate Before You Vote
I haven't been posting much, but have been reading and do comment from time to time, but I am trying to get back into it.
There's something that's been troubling me for a while and I'm seeing it more and more lately. While accomplishments are great, why does the media and even society feel the need to point out that so and so is the first women "whatever" or so and so is the first black "whatever" to be elected, appointed, etc? As I said accomplishments aside, I'm just seeing more and more of this and some people are actually basing their views on this kind of thinking.
I've have seen people post that they are voting for Hillary for President because she is a woman and they want to see a female President, even if they don't agree with her policies. I saw the same kind of postings when Obama first ran, some said they were voting for him because he was black. To me voting for someone solely based on race or gender is completely wrong and could send our country into a downward spiral.
Now I have no problem with someone wanting to vote for Hillary, if they believe in her policies, go for it if that's what you believe, but don't vote for her simply because she is a woman and you want a woman as President. Voters need to be aware of the things a candidate stands for before deciding to vote for or against them.
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