Why vote for Barack Obama?

  • Because you’re African-American do you feel pressured to vote for Barack Obama?
  • Don’t you want to be a part of history, the first African-American elected into presidential office?

Some people think the only reason that I’m voting for Barack Obama is because I’m African-American. Well people that’s not the only reason. Barack Obama is the best man for the job. I agree and support many of his plans. Obama plans on raising taxes for the wealthiest Americans – 5% of Americans – by only 3%. He plans on cutting taxes for 95% of working Americans. Obama also plans on making college affordable by giving college students a credit of $4,000 a year toward tuition.

6% of Americans are unemployed, that’s a huge number for unemployment. Obama will provide tax relief for small businesses and start-up companies. Obama will also increase federal support for research, technology, for com¬panies and universities to create new and advanced jobs.

I know that all campaigns are difficult, and both Obama and McCain have negatively attacked each other in one way but, McCain’s campaign has gone too far. McCain is now talking less about the issues and is attacking Obama more. At McCain rallies supporters are saying “kill him!” “terrorist” and “traitor” (referring to Obama). The McCain campaign should denounce these violent outbursts, but they haven’t even addressed them.


Our government has to make a drastic change for the better. Our country cannot afford to have another Bush in office. McCain has voted the same as Bush 90% of the time. These are some reasons I support Barack Obama. Plus I want to be a part of history. (I’m not even going to mention Sarah Palin, everyone already knows what’s up with her)


About Edmund Adjapong

Edmund Adjapong, a native of the Bronx, NY, is a student at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Science Education and received a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in Africana Studies from The State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Edmund believes every student learns differently. He also believes that engaging young men with media–despite its unconventional method–is an effective way to educate. Edmund enjoys working with and mentoring youth, especially young men of color, as they are our future. He fell in love with Hip-Hop after memorizing Puff Daddy's song "All about the Benjamins," in the third grade. Following the completion of his masters degree, Edmund plans on teaching science in a New York City public school and pursuing his Doctorate of Philosophy in Science Education. His ultimate goal is to become a science educator and researcher. This blog is a reflection of Edmund’s thoughts during his journey toward a terminal degree. For more information about Edmund Adjapong please feel free to contact him at: E.adjapong@gmail.com
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Why vote for Barack Obama?

  1. oyemzz says:

    Wow….i think you’re very well informed on the elections and i think that’s a positive thing you’re doing putting your thoughts out here in a forum like this where u can get the feedback of others. I think you should be just as vocal in your everyday interactions as you are on here…i didn’t know you had all this in your mister! Keep on keeping on…plus in response to your other post…i love love lockdown and kanye, with all his faults, ranks as one of my favs in the entertainment industry. His ability to put words together and just let things flow amazes me and he def has my respect. His personal life and social commentary on the other hand…i’ll let rest….his artistry is good and that sall that matters. Same thing with the elections..who cares if Obama’s black, his policies are what matters and we need to stop letting these petty political spats distract us…But to each his own and on voting day we all go up there as individuals (well you all-i cant vote) and let’s make the decision we really feelis best for us as individuals and for the betterment of the country we live and the outside world surrounded it which we may have ties too…..[Pj]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s