Policies, not skin color, motivated most voters

Rod Watson crossed the line with his recent commentary pertaining to the Republican Party and the ideology he asserts is prevalent within its ranks. According to Watson, the Republican agenda during the presidential campaign was motivated solely by a desire to “get rid of the first black president.” His implication that race was indeed a factor at all is an egregious affront to not only the Republican Party but to anyone who chose not to vote for President Obama.

It seems any issue Watson deems disagreeable invariably falls under the cloak of racism. I am confident that an overwhelming majority of those citizens who voted for Mitt Romney didn’t have Obama’s ethnicity in mind, but rather bonafide concerns regarding issues affecting the welfare of our country. To suggest otherwise is offensive.

Bill Hanna