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Published:August 26th, 2008 17:20 EST
Let Us Focus On a Better Nation, Not Skin Color

Let Us Focus On a Better Nation, Not Skin Color

By Anjelica Gomez

Obama vs. McCain: that`s who it`s comes down to, the two men competing neck to neck, to be named President of The United States.

I`m sure we`ve all heard things being said such as this election is history in the making and are we ready for a black president?  This is all going towards the fact that Obama is an African American. But does that really matter? Should it matter what race, ethnicity, gender, or religion dignify your chances of becoming president?

I don`t believe that is so, as long as you are someone who knows the people and understands the everyday struggles they go through and you have the smart, leadership skills and enough honesty to lead this nation into better times, then you`d be the perfect candidate.

Yes, I am proud to say that, for the first time in 16 years a black man is running for president and he gained the Democratic Nomination, being that I myself am an African American.  But if he`s not the best for our country, why settle for something less?

I may be young but not only does this election affect adults and people in the workforce with the extremely high gas prices, the high price of groceries and basically the whole cost of living has gone up.  What about the children at school with the budget cuts?  We are lacking basic necessities like toiletries, printing paper, and soap. What we need is a change.

Whoever wins the presidential election; we hope and pray they`re the best for our country.