Unfortunately, I will fall just under a year short of being old enough to vote in the 2008 Presidential Election (beleive me, I am not happy about this). Today, I had the chance to ask one of my friends who does not have this problem who he was planning to vote for. The ensuing conversation was interesting.
Before I tell you who he is planning to vote for, I should say that my friend is, at least as far as I can tell, a Conservative – at the very least, he is a pro-war moderate. So, who do you think he supports? Giuliani? McCain? Romney? No, no, and no. As it turn out, he is planning on voting for “the black guy”, immediately after saying this, he ask me “there is a black guy running, isn’t there?” I should probably make it clear that my friend is white, just in case anyone jumps to the assumption that it is strictly race-related, but what is the draw of Obama that would make a pro-defense voter ignore his extremely liberal position on the war and support him over a candidate like Romney or Giuliani?