I wish that...

United States
January 27, 2008 7:27am CST
Barack Obama would stop saying that the the presidential race/win yesterday in South Carolina was not about race. I would think it was obvious with the large turn out of black voters it was very much influenced by race. I do not expect him to agree it was a racial win but the more he denies it the more I wonder what else he will turn a blind eye to? I really was impressed with his campaign up until now but this statement leaves a little bit of disappointment and doubt in my feelings. Am I wrong? Does anyone else feel this way?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Jan 08
of course it does and I really hadnt liked him from the start then I got an email about a month ago and I put URL in here with title attention US voters or something similar it really has 2 URL but as one is a web page it didnt underline or something have to copy and paste it to read what is there about the trinity church he belongs too.
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• United States
28 Jan 08
I responded to that discussion and it sparked quite a few other discussions on his church of preference.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Jan 08
I will have to go back and look at it again. and read what all was said again. hugs
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@CherishC (249)
• United States
28 Jan 08
I wish people would not vote on race, I feel like people are just voting for him because of his race. I'm not a racist person but I don't think he should win this. I don't feel like he would fit the job. I think the more people bring up this that he should win because of his race deal the more I get pissed about the whole thing. He will only win because of his race. I can't vote yet because of my age. But we need someone that will take America to the nest leave and help the right people and bring our people back from the war.
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• United States
28 Jan 08
Great response! Thank you.
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@GardenGerty (102494)
• United States
28 Jan 08
I cannot accept that it was not a racial win. I think it had to be, and he cannot deny his race, any more than Hillary can deny that she is a woman. We are not pure thinkers, but humans, and we vote for various reasons beyond the message, and beyond the campaign. Sometimes for gender, or race or party affiliation.
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• United States
28 Jan 08
I agree that is exactly my point.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
27 Jan 08
Isn't that the norm? Always a blind eye to the obvious. He must think we're a bunch of brainless idiots. Doesn't he wish we were! LOL
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• United States
28 Jan 08
Most politicians think that however I think many of us have proven that fact.
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
27 Jan 08
I just wish the candidates would stop talking about each other and focus on what their ideas are to fix things for the better! All this "he said/she said" stuff is for school kids, not mature voters looking for solutions to the country's problems.
@raydene (9874)
• United States
27 Jan 08
He is the last person I would vote for. I would love to vote for a black person or a woman because it feel it's time we had something other then a white man as president but I just do not think he would have USA as his priority! I will never vote for gender,race,etc... although many do..We should have to listen to them behind a curtain...maybe then we would listen and not be distracted with what we see. xoxoxoxo
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@nuffsed (1274)
27 Jan 08
Physically they may be poles apart, but for the purpose of an election they are almost identical so what is the point of all the hoo-haa? That is, if policy counts for anything....
• India
28 Jan 08
I fully agree with you about Mr. Obama he is using the race card and that was the reason he won at S.Carolina when Afro American voters came in droves to vote him. So all you fellow Americans if you want the next President to be Democrat vote for Hillary as she is non biased,fully focussed with problems and clear in her vision regarding future goals.Just a handful of blacks can't represent the decision about America's future and so if it is Mr. Obama from democrats i will surely vote for a Republican.
• United States
28 Jan 08
I have never voted republican before but if Obama is the democrat's choice then I shall probably change my party.
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• United States
27 Jan 08
Frankly I am not impressed by any of the candidates Obama and Clinton top the least impressive list for me. Obama has been blessed with a great deal of charisma and appeal to the general public. He also has some excellent speech writers and can hold the attention of his audience with his delivery. I think Obama is hoping his victory is not race related, but the turnout says otherwise. But to my way of thinking there should have been as much of a white voter turnout and if there wasn't then obviously they didn't feel the urge to support Clinton. So in that respect I would say it wasn't entirely the black voter support but also the white voter lack of support that did it.
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• United States
28 Jan 08
That is a good point.
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28 Jan 08
I think that they must expres all what have in plan to do for USA and not ta spend time with each other she told/he told etc.
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