Do you think that Obama will be the next President?

United States
February 13, 2007 8:48pm CST
What you think about about the first black president? What do you think his chances of winning are?
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• United States
14 Feb 07
First off, I don't think it has anything to do with his race. I wish people would quit focusing on that as an issue and really look at the man underneath. I am a strong Obama supporter. He is a very wise, well spoken, and honest man. His politics and family values are above reproach, and he has a plan for the future of our government. I do hope he wins the primary against Hillary Clinton and goes on to win election as the President of the United States.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Thank you! That is so true. One should not vote based on either race or gender!
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@bdugas (3581)
• United States
22 Mar 08
i to agree that color has nothing to do with who should be president. Honest, do you define honest with the fact that he is tied into Tony Rezko as a good friend, who is under indictment for money laundring and extorsion, do you find honest in the fact that he is best friends with Ayers who was responsible for the bombings of the NY Police Dept, the capital building and the pentagon in the 70,s, the fact that he is close to Farrakhan who is leader of the Islam Nation. Is this the family values that you think this country should be based on. Is it values that he turns his back and refuses to put his hand over his heart when they play the national anthem. Good values when his wife makes statements about not being proud of America, and just recently became proud of being an American. That he spent 20 years tied to this preacher that damned America every time he got a chance. Sorry this is not what I want running my America.
@nicole6 (43)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
i don't think it has anything to do with the race orcolor of the person who is running for as long as he is sincere that he will help the country and his fellowmen it's not a big deal. He has the charm, the will and the experince.
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@ultrav (31)
• Italy
14 Feb 07
i think he has a good chanche to win, but even hillary has one too. if one of them will win will be the first president black or the first president woman
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@not4me (1713)
• United States
14 Feb 07
In my opinion (not just biased because my hubby is currently in Iraq) with all the crap we are involved in I think race or gender is the last thing we should be worried about. We voted (well not I) in a nice white Christian male who turned out to be a dim-wit and had his own agendas and look where it got us. If Obama can beat out Hillary I will vote for him in a heartbeat. I've done my research on him and I like what I hear and I especially like how new he is to politics - he's hasn't been sucked over to the dark side yet. If Hillary beats Obama out in the preliminaries I don't think I will be voting for her, and if that happens I have no idea who I'll vote for. I don't trust her one bit. Her whole life after her husband's infidelity came out has been one political sham and it disgusts me. I don't think his chances of winning are too high up there for the lamest of reasons: 1. People on the Internet are calling him the anti-Christ and these troglodytes are serious. 2. People are fussing over his middle name, Hussein. 3. He's too new in politics and people seem to think this is relevant. I personally scoff at all of the above. Our country is in a sorry state and it keeps getting worse no thanks to the closed-mindedness. It's like the plague and it could cost us having a terrific leader for once.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I don't think race or gender should be an issue.. Although, the reality is they ARE quite an issue. I am registered independent, but lean very much republican. When you posted this a year ago... sooooooooo many more "issues" have come to light that were NOT an issue back then. So I will respond according to what is going on now. I am not racist, nor do I have gender issues. But If I HAD to choose a democratic candidate, it would be Hillary. ONLY because she has more experience in running the White House. I will NOT, however vote for either of them. IF Obama believes in the teaching of his pastor/spiritual guide -if you will. Then I do not think he should be president. It is clear to me at least that the preacher sounds racist, and Anti-American. I know his preacher is not running for Pres. But if he believes all that crap, I don't think his chances of winning are very good. Only Obama knows whats in his heart and what he TRULY believes. I don't like to rely on the biased media to get to "know" the candidates. I listen to the full speeches and base my opinions upon those. Both candidates flip-flop too much for me to trust either one
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
23 Mar 08
You said, "Both candidates flip-flop too much for me to trust either one". What about McCain? He's flip-flopped more than all the rest of the candidates that were originally in the race combined, with the exception of Romney who went right off the radar screen in flip-flopping. Annie
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Well.. because I am republican, I LIKE John McCain. We all back-track on ourselves at one time or another. It is human nature to change your mind based on the current situation. I feel McCain has the experience, knowledge, credibility and basic honesty to be president. I think Obama is lying when he said he has never before heard such speech in his 20 years of being a member of that church with Wright preaching. It's all a matter of opinion though... that's what make this country great. I don't know you, but I respect your challenge :)
@lcharly (13)
• Kenya
20 Mar 08
No I dont think USA IS READY FOR THAT.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
20 Mar 08
While I do have some doubts caused by the remarks Rev. Wright has made, I must say that if you are refering to him being a "black" president - race really has no berring on this election nor should it. Neither for that matter should gender. A educated reason to vote (or not vote) for someone should not be based on either race or gender, but rather on the individual and their beliefs.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Race really has very little to do with whether or not he will be a good choice for president. I did vote for him in the primary and am still considering voting for him in the general election. However, the latest news about his pastor and the anti-American things he preaches do make me have some serious concerns and doubts. I am not at all sure that he can win the election or the nomination at this point - this latest news has done some serious damage to his campaign and Hillary is a strong opponent.
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@nicole6 (43)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
yes, he can be a good one.
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@Tko2020 (266)
23 Mar 08
I Hope he wins just to see the face on the Queen and Phil The Greek, when he has a visit to the UK.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I still, even after this past week of seeing his former pastor on TV 24/7, think he has a chance to become our next President, in fact I'd say the odds are in his favor. Maybe not as much so as a week ago, but "this too shall pass". Also, to me rather of thinking only in terms of the "first black President" I think of it as the changing of the guard, as the first President from a new generation who is pulling the younger voters in for the first time in over 30 years and I think that's a fantastic thing. I'm much more concerned about the direction our nation is going in than about someone's minister or someone who contributed to a campaign a long time ago. There are many crooks who try to get involved in the political process so you can't blame the candidates for who gives to their campaigns. It's how it's dealt with afterwards that matters. Annie