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Tue Nov 8, 2016, 02:12 PM

 

Do only genetic charactertistics count as "history" in elections?

I love seeing us break through racial and gender barriers, but is not the way someone was raised and their experiences in life way more impactful on the way they would conduct themselves as a politician than their gender or race?

Isn't a millionaire a millionaire, whether or not their skin is darker or they have a vagina? Do Herman Cain and Sarah Palin deserve to be elected just because their race/gender are "historical?"

I'd love to see US voters start to scrutinize the backgrounds of candidates to find their "history," not just what's between their legs or what their skin hue is.

Where are the homeless? The poor? The single mothers? The HIV-positive individuals? The abuse survivors? Where are any of these folks in our "historical" elections?

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MadDAsHell Nov 2016 OP