I received this post from another message board which is not even political. Please read my response below. "How Racism Works... What if John McCain were a former president of the Harvard Law Review? What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class? What if Michelle Obama were a wife who not only became addicted to pain killers, but acquired them illegally through her charitable organization? What if Cindy McCain had graduated from Harvard? What if Obama were a member of the Keating-5? What if McCain were a charismatic, eloquent speaker? This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is also a difference based on race. You are The Boss... which team would you hire?" Thank you for sending me this post. I have a great interest in this subject: It is clearly a polemic favoring Barack Obama. In a short post like this, there are always unspoken assumptions. Obama got into Harvard with the help of al-Mansour, a racist. He was selected, not elected, nor picked for academic reasons, to be president of the Harvard Law Review -- can you find any articles he wrote for the review? Barak Obama has never released his grades or any information about his academics, so how do we know where he graduated in his class? Don't you want to know why he won't release this infomation? We don't need a "what if," since the presidential candidate himself has admitted to illegal drug use. Although McCain was a member of the "Keating 5," Bob Bennett, the democratic lawywer for the congressional ethics committee said that his involvement was so minor that he should not have been included in the charges. On the other hand, Obama is clearly tied to the slumlord, Tony Rezko, who helped him buy a house, received funds through Obama's position as state senator -- and is now on his way to prison. None of the Keating 5 went to prison. Reality is defined by actions, not words. Although Obama is eloquent, he has never accomplished anything nor fought for his country, nor suffered years of torture for wearing the U.S. flag. Instead, he has gone and addressed German crowds, telling them his country is not what it used to be, and has a wife who stated that she has never been proud of her country. Which of the following is associated with McCain: --William Ayers --Rev Wright --Tony Rezko --Louis Farrakhan --Father Phlager --ACORN "For most Americans, there is nothing more terrifying than the prospect of being called a racist. It's scarier than flood or famine, terrorist attacks or flesh-eating bacteria." The idea that voting against Obama is racist is bogus and a smokescreen. As you can see above, there are many valid reasons. Thanks again.