e Barack Obama is Black. Hillary Clinton is a woman. Mitt Romney is Mormon. Bill Richardson is Hispanic. And I could not care less about any of these facts.
In what could be one of the most important and interesting election seasons in American history, some of the least important details are getting the least attention. I realize that it is still early to be thinking about the 2008 elections, but the Presidential race is already underway, and I would not be supprised if the Republicans did not have a backroom plan to take back Congress.
This may seem like a rant, but there is WAY too much attention being paid to the races, genders, and religions of different candidates. At the same time, some of the biggest things are being overlooked, or are not getting remotely enough attention. Why should I care that Mitt Romney is Mormon? I shouldn’t. Mitt Romney’s positions and views are in line with most everything I beleive, and that is good enough for me.
What really bugs me though is that important issues are being overlooked, just look at Giuliani as an example. How much attention is being paid to his liberal social positions? Not nearly enough, judging by the fact that his support among Conservatives still is not dropping. Unless we start paying more attention to what a person beleives, and less to what they look like, we may end up stuck with a pro-choice President for the next eight years.