President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned plea to the African-American community Saturday night to help stop Donald Trump, saying he would consider it a “personal insult” to his legacy if black voters didn’t turn out for Hillary Clinton.
The lack of inspiration by voters in this year’s election comes from the obvious fact that there is no solid, perfect candidate. Both are wrought with their cons, yet only one is capable of running this country. Voting this year is going to happen not because of the candidates pre se, but because of those figures supporting these candidates.
For example, President Obama, First Lady Obama, Bernie Sanders, and the like, are the main drivers of the Clinton campaign. It is through their influence that people will vote for the former first lady.
Even more so, voters must also consider the party shifts throughout this election. A number of Republicans have come out in favor of Clinton because of the positions that Trump is taking. For them, he does not represent their party, their values, nor their voice. They understand that and choose to stand against the façade of the party under Trump.
African American voters, just like other voting denominations, are likely to take these in mind during voting. Republican or Democrat, at the end of the day, every vote in this election,and this election specifically, counts because it will take a part in writing a crucial part of American history. If minorities want a better future, they will vote for the candidate that best emulates the possibility of that future, because without the vision of a positive tomorrow, the reality of it can never exist.