Skip to comments.Obama supporters fear race may bring candidate down
Posted on 10/15/2008 9:29:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
For supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama it is a nightmare scenario -- his apparent lead in the battle for the White House suddenly evaporates on Election Day. The cause? Race.
As Republican rival John McCain celebrates victory, it emerges that a small but decisive percentage of white voters who had declared to opinion pollsters they supported Obama actually chose differently in the privacy of the ballot booth.
With opinion surveys making Obama the favorite over McCain less than three weeks before the November 4 election, attention has turned to the question of how many white Americans might be lying to pollsters about their willingness to vote for a black president.
The phenomenon is known as the "Bradley effect," after Tom Bradley, an African American who narrowly lost the 1982 California governor's election despite leading in polls.
His defeat surprised observers who concluded many white voters had not been honest about their intentions. Ever since, pollsters have tried to factor in the Bradley effect in elections featuring black candidates.
Those concerns weighed heavily on John Estep as he canvassed for Obama last week in the mainly white town of St. Bernard, Ohio, where he was once mayor.
"They will say in a poll, or say on the porch, 'I'll vote for Obama.' But I question how many will stick with a person of color when they pull that (voting booth) curtain," said Estep.
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Setting things up...
They are seriously priming the pump for riots to break out when their candidate loses.
Do they mean Obama’s hatred of Jews is finally going to become an issue?
Or just his general disdain for “typical white people” like his grandma?
Racism is not the issue. Marxism is!!
These people are STUCK ON STUPID!
I got a call from a Shaheen volunteer yesterday.
She said I was not voting for the DemonRATs because I was a racist.
I told her it had nothing to do with race, and that I had voted for Alan Keyes in the 2000 primary.
I told her it was IDEOLOGY!!!
Why do these keep cropping up? Could it be The One is not confident of his own predictions of victory?
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Guys, we’re seeing one of these a day. That tells me that THEY know these polls are as bogus as we think they are.
This crap is aggravating!!! He’ll lose because he’s a socialist and a racist....
for the post-election riots.
I say AGAIN, IT’S NOT HIS RACE.
IT’S HIS MARXIST SOCIALIST PHILOSOPHY, HIS TOTAL LACK OF CHARACTER and EMPTY RHETORIC.
This clown makes Dick Nixon, LBJ and Clintoon look like saints.
Face it folks, if Obama loses it will ONLY be because he’s black.
Just accept and prepare now to defend your family and property.
I may keep my children home from school for a few days after the election. My middle schoolers have already had black students talking about “Whitey needs killin’” when another student expressed support for McCain. I was appalled until I talked to several other students who were hearing the same stuff.
This will make everyone insane. Frightening.
this is such crap. on one hand pmsnbc runs a story about
how whites won’t support a black candidate, whilst in the news crawler they show a story saying that less than 5% of
blacks support mccains candidacy. i suppose this means that
whites are racist until proven otherwize, while blacks are
exempt from accusations of racism.
Ask yourself, who would vote for a communist just because he is black. Sheesh, what are people thinking.
They know those Polls are BS and afraid some of their supporters might not vote if they think its over.
Race. It can’t possibly be the fact that he is a tax raising marxist, a lying, dissembling friend of cop-killing terrorists, and an arrogant elitist who is a con-artist and snake-oil salesman. No, of course not.
<”FONT SIZE” = 18>If you vote for John McCain, you are a racist!<”FONT SIZE” = 10>
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I’ll be voting against the half white heritage of Hussein. That should take care of the racist angle of voting.
There will be problems either way. He wins, disaster. He loses, excuses, false charges, anger, violence.
If people are stupid enough to riot over a loser like Rodney King, what will they do when a real loser like Obama takes a beating.
My thoughts exactly. Question is, WHY? Are the poll questions such that race is excluded from the answer?
This is their excuse for "blood in the streets".
The facts suggest two factors may affect the outcome that will conflict with the polls:
1) The pollsters use formulas to adjust their responses by party affiliation. Given the ACORN fraud, the number of registered dims is most likely inflated particularly in the "swing states", therefore giving a false high percentage to obambi.
2) Limbaugh's operation chaos also has people who always intended to vote Republican, list their party as dimocrat. This also inflates the numbers used by the pollsters in their "special sauce".
The bottom line is that the dims are preparing this election's scenario as to How the election was stolen...again.
a leftist co-worker recently said; “You just know that there are whites who won’t vote for Obama simply because he’s a black man!”
To which I replied; “You just know that there are blacks who won’t vote for McCain simply because he’s a white man”
..she then said that my comment was racist.
I was listening to a clip from Howard Stern where he interviewed blacks on the street.
He asked if they were voting Obama, of course they were.
He asked why? They stated it was because they liked his policies and not McCains.
So the interviewer started to ask if they agreed with policies (which were McCain's)
He even asked if they were OK with Obama’s choice of Palin as VP? They all went YES YES we agree with all that.
They are all voting a color, so they should be the last folks to call the kettle black IMO.
I live in Iowa where blacks are only about 2% of the population. Yet Obama defeated both the Breck Girl and the Clinton machine in the primary here. In fact were it not for Iowa, Obama would not have won the nomination.
I’ve yet to see a single pollster outside of Zogby even attempt to quantify the Wilder Effect, and he initially had it at 43%, and down to about 8-10%, every other pollster makes no mention of trying to nail it down.
As for the narrative..Blah Blah Blalalahah whateverrr...
they will say anything to avoid saying that their values, policies and agendas are not in line with what American people want. that’s my $.02
If a pollster called me I’d be tempted to say “I’m not voting for Obama because of his race. I’ve been told so many times that I’m a racist for not voting for him that I now believe it.”
Obama’s pick for Kenya was Raila Odinga, a communist with close ties to radical islamists. He campaigned with him for a week in Kenya, making speeches and giving the media interviews all while on a fact-finding mission paid for by taxpayers.
After Odinga lost the election, his supporters rioted and hundreds were killed and many Christian churches were burned to the ground. To quell the unrest, the newly elected government granted Odinga the position of Prime Minister.
O-bama—O-dinga. The similarities abound.
And so it begins. They’ll call it the Bradley effect but they know very well these polls are not accurate. The radicals aren’t going to take this very well at all.
“The cause? Race.”
Hey there.... it wasn’t the white boys & girls that brought the ‘race card’ into this race....it has been the blacks and the dems that have begged for this to be about race.... be sure to also thank Rev Wright and his hateful cult.
There are two facts about Barak Obama which stand out above all others: first, he is so inexperienced that he is unqualified to be the president of the United States of American. Second, he is regarded to be African-American.
The truth, which no one seems to be willing to tell, is that such an inexperienced individual would never be the nominee of America's largest political party if it were not for the fact that he is accepted to be black. He would not be nominated if he were not African-American.
One of the ways he got nominated, apart from the mainstream media like Chris Matthews anointing him to assuage their white guilt, was because he polled better than 90% of African-Americans in the primaries. Another truth that is rarely mentioned is that, quite simply, African-Americans voted their race. They voted for Obama because he is black. That is the essence of racism.
The problem with this development for white voters is that people like Chris Matthews ask us to unilaterally disarm in the face of this racism. We are told at every turn that criticism of Obama's inexperience is thinly disguised racism. The mainstream media who tell us that, as well as black voters who are motivated by racism, are not just playing some game, they are trying to attain political power over all voters including white voters.
That is, after all, what politics is all about: who gets to enforce the decisions at the point of a gun about who gets what and who pays for it. In extreme instances, the chief executive commits our sons, and now daughters, to die on some battlefield. The stakes are almost infinite. They involve our blood and treasure.
If the game of politics is to be rigged by racism it is folly for white people to play a different game. If blacks can vote for Obama because he is black, whites can vote against him because he is black. If blacks can vote their race, whites can vote their race too, and do so free of taint of racism.
The mainstream media, and Chris Matthews is the prominent example, perhaps unconsciously, have been struggling to divert white voters' attention away from these realities and away from voting their own self-interest, or even the interests of the nation as a whole.
The best that can be said of Obama is that he is inexperienced and unqualified for office. The worst that can be said of this campaign is that it is racist at its core.
They have been setting this up for a while. The media is totally lying to the American people. The polls are close and they know by election day when people have a choice an all this other stuff comes out on Obama, they will not pick him. If they lose, they want to lose close so they can say “racism and disenfranchisement.”
I think the American people will pick McCain in a landslide when all is said and done and we won’t even have to talk about the race issue. We will be talking about the rejection of fascism.
Coming soon to a precinct near you!
However, I think this will be VASTLY larger in certain pockets---SE OH, W VA, PA, MO, VA. In other words, important areas that count in the electoral college.
That was sarcasm. I was saying if he loses, he and his wife and every MSM outlet, every “Civil rights leader” will claim it is because of racism. No other reason.
Sorry, I should have done the sarcasm tag thing.
Obama doesn’t qualify as black under the minority laws of the US — he is only 6.25% black, 43.75% Luo, and 50% white.
He is a fraud from the get go!
These are the days when I'm glad I homeschool.
He's a socialist. He's arrogant, inexperienced and appears to have quite a nasty agenda.
I wouldn't vote for him if he were as white as a new-fallen snow.
"You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means...."
John McCain has picked a female VP, have you read even one story about that?
Just because I am not voting for a black man this time does not mean I haven't in the past (I have) or won't in the future.
Where were these stories when Lynn Swann was running in PA? Maybe that's why he lost?
Buoyed by encouraging poll numbers -- today's ABC News/Washington Post poll has Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., beating Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, 53% to 43% -- lots of Obama backers out there seem to think this thing is over. ...That's not what lots of smart folks in the Obama campaign think. They believe Obama's poll numbers are artificially high, McCain's are artificially low, this race will come down to two or three points, and anything could happen.
OMG...”I was listening to a clip from Howard Stern where he interviewed blacks on the street.”
My son was trying to describe something he heard from “some guy” on the radio.
The guy asked several people in New York questions and one of the questions was;
What does Liquidity mean — and the young girl replied, “the name of one of the girls at my high school...I don’t know.”
I kept saying Sean Hannity, Rush, Chris...and he kept saying no, no, the only other person I could think of was IMUS and I didn’t think there was anyway he was going near something as radioactive as that...
Okay, now it understand.
It was Howard Stern...geeeezzzz...
“May” keep your kids home?
Oh, BTW, if you have a place in the country, you might consider erecting racist anti-Obama signs in front of your house; they’ll torch it and you can collect the insurance to pay off the house in the country! Ya’ gotta start thinking outside the box!
It’s race that will bring him down — it’s his radical alliances.