What If........

United States
January 21, 2009 7:56pm CST
I don't aim to be insulting, so please forgive me. just posting a "what-if" thing here. We all know Obama's parent's were white mother, black father. And the fact he is black, maybe helped him, but.... WHAT IF Obama was white, and STILL said all the things he really did say and all... would you had still voted for him?
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@sid556 (31003)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I will say that he was not my candidate of choice but as time went on and we were left with nothing to choose but McCain and Obama, then I can honestly say that at that point....I would have chosen Obama and the color of his skin had nothing to do with my choice. I actually know some people that are racist that voted for Obama simply because he was the best man. I don't believe that his color is what got him to where he is now.
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Yes. I initially supported Hillary. In fact I supported her until the end. Then I took a look at what was there and decided on Obama. I was happy with my choice and I'm happy with the history that was made but I would have gone with him regardless of race.
• United States
22 Jan 09
Yes, I still would have voted for him. If he'd had a different opponent, I'm not sure, though I think it likely that I still would have voted for him. What I do know is that I couldn't vote for McCain and I love McCain. I admire his service and sacrifice for our country, I believe he's a man of great personal integrity. Yet despite Obama's "inexperience" I believe he is far better qualified in this time of turmoil to lead the country.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
22 Jan 09
I wouldn't have voted for him if he were purple. I found his ideology damnable, his globalist views reprehensable and the way people blindly flocked to him in outright unconditional worship, damn frightening, that alone was enough for me. No president should ever be considered in such odolic fashion, black, white, half black or purple.
@murderistic (2279)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I would have still voted for him, of course. Him being half black doesn't define him as a politician. The history books aren't going to simply say "Barack Obama was the first black president." They're going to talk about how amazing of a public speaker he was, how he received more of the white vote than Clinton did, how he inspired people to do more work in the community, how he used technology to reach out to young voters. And time will only tell what his other accomplishments will be. I've been listening to some of what has been said on BET and the like, and from what I've found they are talking more about Barack Obama as a politician, leader, and inspiration than as a black man.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I didn't vote for him and it had nothing to do with the color of his skin - if his skin color were different, it wouldn't have made any difference in the way I voted.
@dfollin (12780)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I would have.I never paid attention to his color till just recently when everyone started talking about it.I like him for who he is inside,not his color.