So there is a study out that racial factors could cause Obama to loose the election if it is close.
Apparently racial attitudes among Democrats and independents are causing some problems.
"The pollsters set out to determine why Obama is locked in a close race with McCain even as the political landscape seems to favor Democrats"
I am sure there are racists in all parties who would not vote for a black man. I am not sure if I buy that is the source of Obama's problems. The study did reveal some lingering stereotypes. I know a couple of elderly Karry Voters who will not vote for Obama. Probably because he is Black. On the other hand there are a few people who are so anxious to elect a black man to prove we are not racists that they ignore the mans short comings
One thing though "The poll sought to measure latent prejudices among whites by asking about factors contributing to the state of black America. One finding: More than a quarter of white Democrats agree that "if blacks would only try harder, they could be just as well off as whites"
Is that racist? Seems to me there are blacks out there who do try harder and are successful. Is it racist to say that? It does not seem to me to be a racist thing to say. The fact is there are bigots. There will always be bigots. There is no longer institutional racism. Individual bigots can not hold back the entire Black community. What is holding back the majority of blacks is there own culture. Not Racism.
The study does mention this.
"Race is not the biggest factor driving Democrats and independents away from Obama. Doubts about his competency loom even larger, the poll indicates. More than a quarter of all Democrats expressed doubt that Obama can bring about the change they want, and they are likely to vote against him because of that."
But what will really cost Obama is the independents. I bet he looses them by a few percentage points. Not because of race but because people are realizing that 1. he is not what he pretends to be and 2. the change he wants to bring would be bad change.
He says he will not raise taxes on the middle class. That is a lie. He will have to raise taxes on everyone to re image government the way he wants it. He is not a moderate. I will beat the drum again he is a socialist. His friends are radical socialist. His voting record is rated as more liberal then the only admitted socialist in Congress(Bernie Saunders who runs for office in Vermont on the Socialist ticket)
The only color that bothers me and a lot of other Americans is Socialist RED, and Obama is that shade of RED!
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