Posted by Contrarian at 2/5/08 1:03 p.m.
I'm white, retired Navy, grew up in the deepest of the Mississippi Delta as part of a strongly conservative (and largely racist) family. One would expect someone with my background to be a neo-con...but when I see Barack Obama, I see someone whose life exposes the lies of the racist dogma I was once taught (and once believed). The platforms on which Obama and Clinton are not greatly dissimilar...but anyone who knows the depth of the racism of the Deep South should recognize what President Obama will mean to our future as a nation. I think it's time to try to finish what another tall, skinny junior congressman from Illinois started with the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865...and I can think of no better person to do that than Barack Obama.
Would that I could have served under him as my Commander-in-Chief, instead of ending my career under the current administration....