VOTE FOR THE U.S. vs ETHNICITY.
Let America win.
It could be said that things were hot in Florida, as the Republican Party nomination race picked up steam for the state's political primary next week.
The polls have been out with all kinds of percentages, which were adding to the hoopla; and despite of which poll one should look at, they were all hammering on the fact that only Gingrich and Romney were in the fight. They were tied up in almost all the polls, and it was difficult to tell who was winning. Santorum and Paul were there, but they looked like observers, in that respect.
What seemed, however, to be common with the Gingrich and the Romney camps was that they were both clamoring for the Hispanic vote. It was as if the person, who had the lion's share of that vote would win the primary.
Yet, why should it be so, as one section of the community should be voting in a wholesale fashion, instead of the people making their own minds on whom to vote for?
It was like Hispanics going one way, and the rest of the people going the other, as the state has been divided on ethnic lines; and if that was not divisive in a country that called itself United, then nothing could be more obvious.
Canvassing on racial or ethnic lines was not conducive to the good of the country, as that encouraged polarization and division. However, that was what the Florida primary was turning out to be.
Romney spoke about making sure that Fidel Castro was "removed from this planet," if he became president. It brought to mind that a free Cuba would give a lot of people the opportunity to go back home, or to return to their native land once again.
Gingrich too had the corner on the market that he would change the policy of deportations. It was one that was breaking up Hispanic families; and he would reverse it, if he was elected president.
Those were very good ideas; yet, the notion that people were being persuaded to vote along ethnic lines persisted; and the two candidates should find a way to discourage that.
A disproportionate Hispanic or Latino vote for one candidate would be good for him; but it would not be good for the country. Also, if it was done in one primary, it would be followed in other elections.
That was not to say that Hispanics should not vote the way or to whom they wished, but they should also consider making up their own minds before voting wholesale.
America would be better off without racism and people owing allegiance to ethnic groupings.
Footnote: This writer must be impertinent about what was going on in Florida. Nevertheless, what do you think?