Today I had an interesting conversation with a guy that came into my office checking on the status of a background search that my office conducted on several of his employees.
While I was pulling up the information, he asked me how I felt about this historic election that we will have this coming November. (This is a white Guy). He tells me that he is supporting Big O, and he proceeds to explain why the "O" man will get his vote on March 4.
Basically he told me that he is sick of the way Washington DC is, and he wants a change.
He told me that Obama is like a cold drink of water on a hot Texas day.
He told me that he could care less if Big O was black, white, or green with pink spots.
He told me that all of his friends feel the same way.
He also told me that Hill-Billy could bend down in front of him and.... well.... you fill in the blanks.
He then asked me who I was supporting. I told him my eyes were on Edwards, but now that he is no longer in the race, I have to go with Big O.
He asked me if I was voting for him just because he is black. I told him that of course I am thinking about him being a brother, but ultimately my decision to back him is that I think he is a better candidate than Hill-Billy. I reminded him again that Big O was not my first choice.
Well the guy goes on to say that he is glad that Obama is black, because it will make America look good on the world market, since the current President has f--ked up America's reputation.
Keep in mind this guy is being very candid with me in my little cubicle. He is talking to me like we have known each other for years.
Oh, I forgot to mention that this guy was a registered Republican until last year. Now he is an Independent.
Well, I finally get my slow-ass computer to cough up the information that he wanted and he shakes my hand, tells me I better hit the polls on March 4 and he leaves.
After he left I got to thinking about the conversation I just had.
If Obama can make a (white)Texas cowboy like this dude accept him ( A black man) at all costs, is nothing short of amazing.
I never thought I would see the day were a Black Man would have a legitimate shot of moving to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
I never thought that I would see the day where a Black Man that was not running a football, shooting a basketball or rapping, would get so much unconditional love from the majority of my beloved country.
It really amazes me.
If this guy represents what the rest of (white)Texas is feeling, I do believe that come March 4, Hill-Billy is in trouble.