Reuben came to Pittsburgh because the Obama Campaign in
Pittsburgh requested her to be present at a rally held September
28, 2008 at Wylie Avenue & Kirkpatrick Street in the Hill District.
Linh Truong, from the Obama campaign
put this event together with the help of other to reveal the new
mural being displayed at Wylie & Kirkpatrick. Reuben gave an
exclusive interview to Brotha Ash Productions
interviewed by Ashley G. Woodson about the two Presidential candidates
Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain. She really spoke out
about how she feels and her passion for this race.
What were the strong points made from both candidates during the
Gloria Reuben: Strong points for Obama were that
he was very clear and specific in his plan and the set up of what
he would do with the ecomonic crisis in the beginning of his term.
He is very strong about his knowledge and ideas about foreign policy
and about having conversions with people in other countries. He
was willing to actually look John McCain in his face and talk to
him kind of one on one. Admist all of the kind of almost rude behavior
from McCain would not look at Barack for one and he would not look
at Barack for one and he would kind of smirk and he was kind of
disrespectful in his language on numberous occasions and I just
wondered if the tables were turned how that would backlash against
Brotha Ash Productions:
What are your thoughts on Baracks approach
during the debates vs. McCain approach?
Gloria Reuben: My thoughts are a couple of things:
Maybe Barack should not have said I agree on with McCain on certain
things but yet he did agree. Why is it a sign of weekness to say
"You know I do agree?" You maybe right about somethings
with this idea, but this is what didn't work about you're talking
about. Again, I'd rather have someone representing this country
that is willing to acknowledge the fact that somebody else is right
or agrees with the other person then have someone who talks down
to other people or have this kind of arrogant feeling of calling
somebody inexperienced when frankly Barack is a hell of alot more
experienced than who McCain chose for running mate. I know everybody
likes to look at things and situations as win or lose, but they
both were very strong in different ways. I think that Barack looked
, sounded, and behaved alot more Presidential than McCain. I think
that John McCain was talking in circles alot of the time. Many times
as I was watching, I was asking the television, "What did McCain
just say?". He repeated himself and frankly I was embarrassed
for him. This is still a racist country and lot of people will not
vote for Barack because of the color of his skin, but you know what,
those people you are not going to reach an intellectual level anyway.
Productions: Why was it important for
you to come to Pittsburgh concerning the campaign?
Gloria Reuben: Clearly Pittsburgh is one of the
areas I felt I needed to be present. Whenever I am needed for this
campaign, I will attend.
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