Skip to comments.Racism Could Hurt Obama in Pennsylvania
Posted on 09/23/2008 12:35:46 PM PDT by Chet 99
MEDIA, Pa.On a cigarette break outside the Seven Stones coffee house yesterday, Ashleigh Piazza, 23, did not hesitate when asked how Democratic nominee Barack Obama's race could affect his success here in southeastern Pennsylvania.
"It's kind of sad to say, but I think it's a major issue," said Piazza, a file clerk at the nearby Delaware County Courthouse, where in a few hours GOP nominee John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin, would hold a rally. "There's lots of talk about his race around town," says Piazza. An Obama supporter even offered Piazza's mom $40 at a local bar the other night, she says, just to listen to him make a case for the Illinois senator.
Her coworker Jackie Zane, 23, said simply: "There is a lot going on around the race issue. Some say it just doesn't look right."
The young women, both raised Catholic, didn't know it, but as they were talking about the prospects of Obama's effort to become the first black president, a new poll was released suggesting that their hyperlocal analysis was reflected nationwide. Obama's multiracial backgroundhis mother is white and father is blackcould lose him up to 6 percentage points in what is expected to be a close fall contest against McCain, according to an AP-Yahoo survey conducted between August 27 and September 5. The survey was the first one of its kind that attempted to get at a subject that both the media and voters themselves have found difficult to talk about: how racism could affect the November outcome.
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I read an article today that stated even if the McCain supporter gives you 5 or 6 reasons why he won’t vote for Barry, the real reason is race. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That leaves democrats and independents.
So who is supposed to be racist now?
Racism Could Hurt Obama in Pennsylvania
Damn straight it will. Pennsylvanians don’t take kindly to racists like 0bama.
Racism doesn’t hurt Obama with me. I wouldn’t vote for him even if he wasn’t racist.
Yes, Obama’s racism could hurt him in PA.
Calling his grandmother a “typical white person,” saying that how she acted was typical of white people.
Obama saying that Republicans will try to say “did I mention he’s black?” to hurt Obama in the 2008 elections.
No one in the McCain campaign is using racism against Obama.
The race-baiting and racism are coming from Obama.
This guy is so hung up on "racism" that he doesn't even notice that an Obama agent tried to buy his mother?
Yes, I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that he has zero meaningful accomplishments, has ties to radical left-wing terrorists, or spent 20 years listening to a pastor spout racist anti-semitism.
So lets see Repubs will vote Mccain regardless of race that leaves those voting for mccain because of race alone to be comprised by democrats and independents, but most may vote mccain for other reasons.
Of course, the Ass Clowns don’t say that the ONLY reason Zero is the nominee is because of race. If he were lily white he would be just another grifter after you money, like Barney and Reid.
I am sick of the Obama will lose because he is black routine.
Guess what...Obama will lose because he is a phony,corrupt, manipulative, idiot. And I wouldn’t vote for him if he was white, black or purple.
This issue always out in the front ..is ...well racist in itself.
Why is it not racism when 95% of blacks will vote for Obama?
These stories have two purposes:
1- Convince white suburban swing voters that a vote against Obama is a vote for racism.
2- Create a built in excuse to explain Obama’s loss.
Hogwash....my guess that such a racial motivation is a very small percentage among voters.
....And why don’t we see more articles talking about the PERCENTAGE of voting being done simply because he IS part black?
I don't think so. Might have offered her $40 but I'll bet it wasn't for her to "listen".
How bad can it be for obozo if he's paying $40 a head just to get people to listen? Time was dems only paid that kind of money for your vote.
The Nittaly Lions have supplied the Philadelphia Beagles and the Pittsburgh Squeelers with a lot of really good baseb...er uh...basketb...um, sports figures!
This just in:
“Racism Could Hurt McCain...95% of Blacks To Vote For Obama Just Because He is Black”
Why would backwards thinking, religion clinging, gun-toting whites not vote for Obama?
I didn’t know Bill Ayers was a racist
They’re just getting staarted on the “race” theme.
It will escalate with more and more Obamaniacs talking up how a black man can’t make it in America; How he better win or there’ll be riots; how the only way to keep America’s cities from burning it to put Obama in the White House.
Two weeks before the election, watch for the race-scare techniques to ramp up. HOT HOT HOT. Maybe even the National Guard to protect polling places. Scare the undecideds to take the safe road and vote for the big “O”.
Yeah, that’s an Axelrod!
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