us presidential election

Lithuania
July 19, 2008 6:42am CST
Do you think RACISM will have any impact on Obama,s success or failure to the White House? Discuss. I asked this question to know if people are having the same feeling with me. this is the first time in the history of United State of America going to have a black race emerging as the President of United State. I am afraid, many white are racist, do you think RACISM will have any impact on Obama's success or failure to the White House? Please send your comments and opinions to mozwaify@yahoo.com
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I believe that race will play a big part in the election. I have heard people comment about his race several times. I don't believe that the United States should even consider race as a factor as there are many other issues that we need to be concerned about. I believe that the main issues should be the economy,healthcare, and the war in Iraq. Whichever candidate has the best plan on these issues should be who we elect as President. I think that Obama is the best person for the job and I hope to see him in the White House as I feel that with McKain we will be in the same shape in 4 years that we are now.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Race may be the issue for some as there are still some racists around. However, I doubt it will have a significant enough impact to make a difference. The democratic infighting between Obama and Clinton unearthed a lot of other dirt. He has not quite recovered from that. Character assassination is a fact of political life and his team has been slow to respond to any issues/rumors/attacks. Personally, I'm not sure he is quite ready to be president yet. Moreover, his wife is not ready. She takes many things way too personal and loses her poise. It has come to the point where Obama says to leave his wife alone. I'm sorry, but being president is a package deal. If you can't take the heat, you can't be First Lady. Seems this whole thing went to fast for them and I'm under the impression that she didn't really sign up for this. Both still have to learn a lot in the political arena. This race will be decided on issues like Iraq and the Economy. The candidate with the best plan to get the troops home safely and even more important the candidate with the best plan to get us back to the comfortable life we enjoyed before the economy started its downward spiral, will win. People have major financial worries. The candidate who realisticly can promise them to stabilize the economy will be the next president, regardless of color.
• Lithuania
19 Jul 08
In this current US politics, racism will not be ruled out. Obama's wife may have foreseen what the white are upto via racial critism as an under tone. this could also be seen via the way journalist are attaching her. but the issue is, is she the one to be the president or a wife to the president. Let us leave racism at of this and face the restoration of the economy of American and peace with the middle east. let us give the democrate this opportunity to seen what can be the future of American.
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• United States
21 Jul 08
SAdly, I think racism will always play SOME part in any major issue within the United States. In this case, I think it may HELP Obama as I think there will be many Black Americans who vote for him just because he is black, rather than basing their decision strictly on the issues. I hope I'm wrong. Personally, I don't look at the color of someone's skin when deciding who to vote for. I look at where they stand on the issues and vote for the person I am most in agreement with. That is what everyone should do.