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Residual Racism

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by saturneptune, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

    Jan 16, 2006
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    There have been several articles lately about a significant number of voters getting in the privacy of the voting booth, then not voting for Obama based on race. This is after they said they were for him.

    Do you think this is a significant number or enough to sway the election? I would hope 40 years after the civil rights movement, Americans would go into the voting booth and vote for or against a candidate because of their political views. Votes based on race either way IMO show a very deep character flaw.
    #1 saturneptune, Oct 23, 2008
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  2. Alcott

    Alcott Well-Known Member
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    Dec 17, 2002
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    I think that there could be voters who will do that; but more than those who say they will vote McCain, but in the secrecy of voting will vote their rejection of 'the same' type of administration? I think this might be an edge for McCain, but probably not enough to change the outcome. Somewhere in all these political threads, months ago I said the election may be decided by voters just going back to their own inclinations by party, identification, temperament, et al. This is what my swing it to McCain, and one AP poll since the last debate does indicate he's gaining here near the end.

    I assume your second statement in your second paragraph came out the way you intended, but to be sure, did it?
  3. canadyjd

    canadyjd Active Member

    Oct 13, 2005
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    I believe there may be a lot of people, particularly democrats and independents, who say they will vote for Obama because they don't want those around them to think they are racist even though they are not.

    These folks will vote against Obama, not because of race, but because they don't believe he has the experience to be president, or they don't like his positions on issues.

    Nov. 4 will be an interesting day.

    peace to you:praying:
  4. Reformer

    Reformer New Member

    Jul 31, 2008
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    I have to say there will be a significant number vote for McCain simply because his opponent is black, there will also be large number vote for Obama because he is black. Probably not enough to make any difference at all. I doubt most of the people who will vote for McCain because he is white would be telling people they are going to vote for Obama so I doubt there will be a big surprise at the end.