What does it mean to be Liberal? AKA: Bobby Jindal for VP?

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    Jun 17, 2008 2:36 PM GMT
    I was doing my daily surf of CNN.com and came across an interesting chart determining the pros and cons of possible candidates for Vice President when I found what they had to say about 36 year old Bobby Jindal, the Republican Governor of LA.

    Under the "Pros" section, CNN had this to say: "... while his status as the first Indian-American on a national ticket would almost certainly cause moderates and maybe even a few liberals to take another look at the GOP."

    How would his status as an Indian-American man change the vote of liberals? He's still a mainstream republican. I'm a smack dab in the middle moderate so maybe I'm missing something here, but is that all it means to be called a liberal? Changing your vote based on the race of a candidate as opposed to where they stand on core issues?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that reverse racism? And even if it's not... it's irresponsible voting!

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    Jun 17, 2008 2:48 PM GMT
    hm... There has been a lot of chatter regarding race in this election. I have heard it argued that Obama had some initial appeal because of white guilt: White voters feeling bad about all the terrible things we have done to Blacks over the years. But, I really don't see much guilt for White Americans over India.

    Considering all the demons plaguing the current administration McCain could use Jundal's experience as an exorcist.