Thoughts from an Independent: White Republicans: I understand your views folks...up to a point. As a 64 year old white male I've lost job opportunities due to affirmative action, I've been accused of racism where none was intended or existed. I've been branded as "the enemy" by blacks, latino's and other members of America's beloved minority community. What I've learned though is my actions speak louder than my words. If you want to change people's minds (and voting habits) you'll have much more success being the quiet one who soldiers on, works steadily, saves at least 10% of your pay and builds a nest egg, makes smart food choices for yourself, exercises daily, and treats others with respect etc. People will notice your lifestyle, and they'll want to become more like you. They'll be times you'll want to lash out in anger at some verbal vomiting idiot who richly deserves a fist in the face, but people will notice your reaction to those morons as well. Lead by example and you'll change people's point of view. Good things sometimes take time.