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What’s more historic?

Senator Barack Obama accepted the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party in front of 80,000 people Thursday night at Invesco Field in Denver. (Photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times)

I’ve never been one for politics. So, it’s no secret then that while my husband was watching Barack Obama speak at the Democratic National Convention on his Mac, I was on the living room couch watching a bad movie, the Beatles love letter, Across the Universe, on our HDTV which is hooked up to a upconverting DVD player but no cable service provider. This week’s fibromyalgia flare-up is affecting my taste obviously, not just my body.

I’m well aware after seeing the status updates for most of my Facebook friends that I missed a historic speech. But this morning, when John McCain announced that his running mate is a woman, Gov. Sarah Palin (John McCain Chooses Palin as Running Mate), I wondered if we were back to that old question of this campaign: What’s more historic? Electing a mixed race African-American/white candidate or a white woman?

As a mixed race woman, I argue that the winner is still Barack Obama, that a black president trumps a female vice president any day. But no matter the winner, this campaign is turning out to be a pretty historic one overall.

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