Some of the political comments and ads that I have seen over the course of this election annoy me. They seem to be saying to vote for or not to vote for a person based solely on their race, gender, religion, military service or lack of military service, etc. It is as if the ads see us as stereotypes rather than individuals.
Whenever you put a label of any kind on a person, it tends to limit that person to your idea of what that label means. For example, I am a stay-at-home mom. That label will fit some type of mold that you have conceived that label to mean. It will probably be different than mine. It does not, and cannot, define me as a person.
The same goes for African-American, Hispanic, Oriental, Caucasian, man, woman, married, single, Catholic, Mormon, veteran, prisoner of war, etc. I'm not saying that these characteristics don't add value or experience to who a person is, but they don't define the whole individual.
I hope that we all take the time to study and choose our future leaders by their goals and aspirations that will affect our country and not by one label.
SALLY ANN WISE