The second term victory for President Barack Obama proves that there is opportunity for candidates of all types of race, ethnicity and gender throughout the country.
This gives people an opportunity that they never thought they had. The intent is not to rub mud in the face of the majority population. But we must admit to ourselves that President Obama won because of the support of many different demographics.
I think that this brings America to the realization that all people are created equal and have opportunities to be in leadership positions. That includes women, African-Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Asians, young people, and all the ethnic groups who now have a chance to be in the political process.
The message for everyone is, run, run, run!
Frank M. Conaway, Baltimore
The writer is Baltimore City Circuit Court Clerk.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times