They may be married, but author Michael Eric Dyson and the Rev. Marcia Dyson have differing views when it comes to their picks for the Democratic Party's 2008 presidential candidate. Holly and Rodney talk with the Dysons about their political views and how their marriage remains strong despite their different choices for the nominee.
Michael says he is a supporter of Senator Barack Obama—even though he thinks Senator Hillary Clinton is an asset to the Democratic Party. "[Barack] won it the old-fashioned way—he won us over, he persuaded us," Michael says. Marcia, a staunch Hillary supporter, says her candidate is still in the race and shouldn't be faulted for the tough battle she's fighting against Barack. "When you are on the same team and you go through practice, you practice with the opponent. You don't hit softly; you hit hard. It only sharpens the character," she says.
While the two go back and forth over the virtues and qualifications of both candidates, they do agree on one thing—whoever is voted in as the nominee will get their united support. "What we are both supporting is the Democratic Party," Marcia says.
Published on May 30, 2008