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Columbia Missourian

LETTER: Policy, not race, determines choice for president

By Jerry D. Koch, Columbia
October 23, 2008 | 5:39 p.m. CDT

I am sick and tired of being told by the Barack Obama supporters that I am a racist if I don't vote for him. I am not voting for a candidate because of the color of his or her skin. I am a conservative who believes that government cannot solve every problem.

Let's say for discussion purposes that J.C. Watts was the Republican candidate and John Edwards was the Democratic candidate. How many people who support Barack Obama would vote for J.C. Watts? Are they racist if they will not vote for J.C. Watts? I'm sure they would have a never-ending list of reasons to not vote for J.C. Watts.


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I would vote for people like J.C. Watts, Walter E. Williams, Thomas Sowell and Clarence Thomas (to name a few) in a heartbeat! I would vote for them for their character and not the color of their skin.