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A Shift Toward Obama Is Seen Among Blacks
Wash Post ^ | Jan. 21, 2008 | By Krissah Williams

Posted on 01/20/2008 9:22:03 PM PST by jdm

CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 20 -- Three months ago, beauty shop owner Shanaya Hammond was a somewhat reluctant supporter of Sen. Barack Obama. A campaign aide persuaded her to put two Obama posters in the window of her Passion Slice salon and she planned to vote for him, but, she allowed, "I won't be mad if Hillary wins."

No more. She is all in for Obama now, having been convinced after the senator from Illinois won the Iowa Democratic caucuses that America is ready to vote for a black man for president. "I was like, okay, it's happening for us," said Hammond, 32, a single mother of three. "At first, you're wishing, you're hoping and praying, and now it's like, okay, we have a chance. Other people are willing to vote for him."

Hammond sits at the crossroads of Saturday's Democratic primary here. She's a woman, and therefore critical to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's hopes of winning, and she's African American, and thus crucial to Obama's chances.

The firming of her feelings for Obama reflects a shift in support that started with his victory in Iowa on Jan. 3. Three months ago, when The Washington Post first interviewed Hammond and several other African American women in this state, Clinton (N.Y.) had the support of 54 percent of black women nationally, compared with 35 percent for Obama. But Obama is now winning 60 percent of the black vote, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.

African Americans are expected to make up as much as half of the electorate in South Carolina's primary, and black women as much as 30 percent of it.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackpresident; blacks; blackvote; obama; race; racerelations; races; racial; racism; racist; racists; shift

1 posted on 01/20/2008 9:22:05 PM PST by jdm
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To: jdm

Excellent. These white libs who dont care about Blacks need to get a boot in the face. They have had a stranglehold for too long.


2 posted on 01/20/2008 9:22:51 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Enough has been said already. The RINO takeover is almost complete. It is what it is.)
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To: jdm

Pure propaganda.

Over and over the MSM pretends that Obama is gaining, Hillary losing...then each Primary shows the opposite.

Get real.

Obama is a fall guy. He won’t even be on the Dems’ 2008 ticket.


3 posted on 01/20/2008 9:24:00 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack

Obama will win South Carolina, with room to spare.


4 posted on 01/20/2008 9:32:40 PM PST by gruna
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To: jdm
A Shift Toward Obama Is Seen Among Blacks

Did he suddenly get blacker?

Or did they finally realize Hitlery doesn't give a rat's arse about them she just wants their votes?

5 posted on 01/20/2008 9:38:51 PM PST by South40 (Amnesty is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: gruna
Obama will win South Carolina, with room to spare.

If Edwards drops out, Hillary could well lose the whole enchilada.

6 posted on 01/20/2008 9:39:22 PM PST by Rudder
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To: gruna
Obama will win South Carolina, with room to spare

Osamaobama got one more delegate in Nev than the bitch but she beat him 5,600 to 4,800 votes.

Mitt got over 22,000 but the msm continues to pound the line that the demonRATs are more into the race than the pubbies.

7 posted on 01/20/2008 9:42:10 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Southack

If Obama loses SC we will know that is the case. He should beat her soundly.


8 posted on 01/20/2008 9:43:08 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Southack

Obama is nice, but I have never heard a man say so little with so many words.


9 posted on 01/20/2008 9:44:51 PM PST by littlehouse36 (Why be Europe?)
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To: Southack

More and more I am beginning to believe Iowa was an aberration. The (guilty) white libs thought ‘lets give this black guy a chance and show America we are not racists’. But the moment Obama did better than expected, they pulled back.


10 posted on 01/20/2008 9:49:44 PM PST by libh8er
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To: libh8er

SC is the acid test for that.


11 posted on 01/20/2008 9:51:42 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: jdm

So, I should vote for Giuliani because we’re both Italian?

Should I vote for sHuck because I’m a Baptist?

This shiite is out of control.

Didn’t mean to hijack, sorry.


12 posted on 01/20/2008 9:55:29 PM PST by papasmurf (I'm voting for FRed, even if I have to write him in.)
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To: Rudder

Edwards won’t drop out any time soon.


13 posted on 01/20/2008 9:55:38 PM PST by gruna
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To: gruna

The Breck Girl is likely going to bargain for Obama’s VP slot in return for endorsement.


14 posted on 01/20/2008 9:58:02 PM PST by libh8er
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To: USS Alaska

The bias against Romney in the news media is blatantly obvious. All one has to do is check the facts for himself regarding vote and delegate totals. You’d never know he’s doing better than anyone else in either party from what you regularly read and hear.


15 posted on 01/20/2008 10:06:54 PM PST by gruna
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To: libh8er

If Obama wins the nomination, that could well happen.


16 posted on 01/20/2008 10:13:01 PM PST by gruna
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To: jdm

If you WON’T vote for Obama because he’s black - you are a racist and a bigot.

If you won’t vote for clinton because she’s a woman -
you are a sexist and a bigot.

THEREFORE..

Anyone who IS voting for Obama because he IS black is also a racist and a bigot and anyone voting for clinton because they want to see a woman in the White House IS a sexist and a bigot.

Surely, it works both ways


17 posted on 01/20/2008 10:14:24 PM PST by Wil H
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To: littlehouse36

“Obama is nice, but I have never heard a man say so little with so many words.”

Add to that the fact that what he says, and then what he turns around and does, are total opposites. (aka “Race has no place in this campaign” 2 days a later an ad in NV in Spanish “Hillary hates Latin people!”). Ok that was dishonest. What the ad actually said, in Spanish, was “Hillary doesn’t want us to be able to vote.” Just 2 days after his no race-baiting pledge. *sigh*


18 posted on 01/20/2008 10:15:15 PM PST by COgamer
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To: Wil H

“Anyone who IS voting for Obama because he IS black is also a racist and a bigot and anyone voting for clinton because they want to see a woman in the White House IS a sexist and a bigot.”


Thank God I’m not a liberal. Too much scorekeeping.


19 posted on 01/20/2008 10:19:50 PM PST by littlehouse36 (Why be Europe?)
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To: jdm

None dare to call it racism.


20 posted on 01/20/2008 10:38:05 PM PST by fella (Is he al-taquiya or is he murtadd? Only his iman knows for sure.)
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To: jdm
"...it's happening for US"
"...WE have a chance"

It's not about race?
It's not about race?
It's not about race?
It's not about race?

21 posted on 01/20/2008 10:43:27 PM PST by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: Southack

Obama supposedly won more delegates than Clinton in Nevada (not a primary, but still votes in the national convention).


22 posted on 01/21/2008 12:45:17 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: jdm

Identity politics - - selecting a candidate based on race or gender.


23 posted on 01/21/2008 3:30:09 AM PST by Beckwith (Dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: jdm

Caint hab dem folks leavin’ the Democrat plantation now. Hillary will have to make more pulpit appearances in Black churches, reminding the sheeple that Bill was the first Black president and some of it rubbed off on her.


24 posted on 01/21/2008 3:45:37 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I will tell you what the Black voters should be worried about and that is Hillary will sell them out now to the HISPANICS who are now a larger minority than the Black vote ! She can afford to lose some of the Black vote ,the Hispanics are rallying to her


25 posted on 01/21/2008 3:49:25 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: jdm

Don’t worry. They will shift back to Hillary after she wins the nomination.


26 posted on 01/21/2008 4:28:10 AM PST by SWEETSUNNYSOUTH (Help stamp out liberalism!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Bell and her clients in Hair Menders also watched Clinton on the show and thought the senator was likable. But Bell said personality is beside the point. The problem, she said, is that young people just do not remember all the good Clinton has done.

"There is a generational gap," Bell said. "Most of them probably don't even remember Hillary Clinton's time when she was a governor's wife and first lady. They don't have any experience with it. They don't know."

I'll bet the young people remember what went on with Clinton and Lewinsky in the Oval Office.

27 posted on 01/21/2008 5:15:46 AM PST by randita (Do not trust any polls!)
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To: jdm

A majority of blacks will vote for one of their own. Tribalism affects much of the human race.


28 posted on 01/21/2008 11:26:12 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Islam is a mental disorder)
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