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Old 10-06-2012, 21:20   #47
ArtificialGrape
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Originally Posted by Trew2Life View Post
You don't think the first ______ POTUS is significant? I think it breaks down walls and barriers and stereotypes that otherwise discourage people from attaining their full potential. It realizes the American dream, that anyone can be/do anything.
I agree, there are still a lot of biases floating around. In a Gallup Poll last year people indicated that they would not vote for their party's nominee if they were otherwise qualified if they were:
  • Black -- 5%
  • A woman -- 6%
  • Catholic -- 7%
  • Baptist -- 7%
  • Jewish -- 9%
  • Hispanic -- 10%
  • Mormon -- 22%
  • Gay -- 32%
  • An atheist -- 49%
We're not going to see a Hispanic, female, gay, atheist president anytime soon.

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