Is nation ready for Clinton or Obama?

Super Tuesday has come and gone, and we still don't have a nominee for either party. But it was great to see 44 percent of the voters go to the polls in Richmond and Columbia counties. There also were large turn- outs across the nation.

Many of the voters were inspired by the candidates of both parties. The discussion of some of the people's issues; moderate candidates; Barack Obama's inspiring messages; the turnout of young people and first-time voters; and the absence of some previously emotional issues such as gay marriage and abortion encouraged citizens to go to the polls.

On the other hand, I am dismayed about the fear tactics and propaganda that are creeping up, and may become a factor if either Hillary Clinton or Obama become the Democratic nominee. The question I ask: Are we Americans sane and civil enough to accept a woman or a black man as a nominee for president?

Quoting Obama, "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time."

Has the time come, and has our country really changed?

Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

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