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  • Fewer whites vote for Obama in Alabama than anywhere else

    11/12/2008 11:59:02 AM PST · by pissant · 102 replies · 2,795+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | 11/12/08 | Tom Stevens
    TUSCALOOSA | Don't tell Bill Maher, but the vote among the white electorate in Alabama for president elect Barack Obama was the lowest in the county at only 10 percent. From an analysis by MSNBC: "We took a look at Obama's performance with white voters in all 50 states. In 13 of them, Obama received less than 35% of the white vote. His three lowest performing states: Alabama (10%), Mississippi (11%), and Louisiana (14%). The other 10: GA (23%), SC (26%), TX (26%), OK (29%), AR (30%), UT (31%), AK (32%), WY (32%), ID (33%), and TN (34%). On the...
  • Whites and Wal-Mart women give John McCain hope

    11/01/2008 5:40:05 PM PDT · by melt · 45 replies · 1,208+ views ^ | 11/2/08 | Tony Allen-Mills
    They have been sprouting across the front lawns of western Pennsylvania, just enough of them among the Hallowe’en ghouls and zombie decorations to give John McCain the ghost of a chance. The signs read, “Another Democrat for McCain”. They are to be found at the homes of women like Eileen Kettelberg, a factory worker who has been a Democrat all her life but will not vote for Barack Obama because she believes he insulted Hillary Clinton – and, by extension, all Democratic women – by failing to pick her as his running mate. There is another one outside Joyce Wiczorek’s...
  • Polls: White support for Obama at historic level (Obamanation barf!)

    10/24/2008 6:24:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies · 1,252+ views ^ | October 24, 2008 | DAVID PAUL KUHN
    Barack Obama, the first black major party nominee, is positioned to win the largest share of white voters of any Democrat in more than three decades, according to an exclusive Politico analysis of recent Gallup and Pew Research Center polling. The most recent two weeks of Gallup polling, which includes roughly 13,000 interviews, show 44 percent of non-Hispanic white voters presently support Obama — the highest number for a Democrat since 47 percent of whites backed Jimmy Carter in 1976. Until the stock market swoon in mid-September, Obama had never reached 40 percent among white voters. No Democrat has won...
  • Obama: White People Don't Like to Pay Taxes Because they Know the Taxes Will Go to Inner City Kids

    10/24/2008 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 143 replies · 4,732+ views
    Via Gateway Pundit this video of some of Obama's previously undeclared views on race relations has apparently surfaced...
  • Talking to white people. Not scare them, don't make any sudden moves,don't appear radical”

    10/20/2008 5:13:16 PM PDT · by indianyogi · 18 replies · 1,974+ views
    These are Obama words, thanks to a Freeper! “How I learned to talk to white people is to not scare them... don't make any sudden moves... don't appear radical...”
  • Obama leads among white independents

    10/17/2008 4:04:25 PM PDT · by Hadean · 52 replies · 1,927+ views
    Politico ^ | 10-17-2008 | DAVID PAUL KUHN
    Barack Obama has taken a slight lead with white independent voters for the first time in the presidential race, positioning him to capture a key demographic group that has eluded recent Democratic nominees, according to a Politico analysis of independent voting patterns. According to Gallup’s weekly average of some 6,400 registered voters, Obama now holds a 45 percent-43 percent edge over Republican John McCain with white independents. About eight in 10 independents are white. Should Obama’s support hold, he is positioned to become the first Democrat to win white independents in a two-man race since the advent of exit polling....
  • For Obama To Win He needs 40% of The White Vote

    10/16/2008 9:52:59 AM PDT · by jveritas · 104 replies · 2,172+ views
    October 16 2008 | jveritas
    In order for Obama to win the elections he needs to have at least 40% of the White Vote. During the 2008 democrat primaries he averaged between 34% to 37% of the white vote. From the 2004 election data 77% of the voters were white and they voted 58% for President Bush and 41% for John Kerry. Blacks made up 11% of the electorate and voted 88% for Kerry and 11% for President Bush. Hispanics made up 8% of the voters and voted 53% for John Kerry and 44% for President Bush. The remaining 4% voted 55% for John Kerry...
  • Pollsters Debate 'Bradley Effect'

    10/11/2008 7:29:09 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 43 replies · 1,537+ views
    Not long ago, it was considered political gospel: Be wary of polls when an election involves an African American candidate, because many whites will voice support but then vote for the white opponent. Now, poll-watchers are asking whether that could be skewing the numbers as Democrat Barack Obama, the first African American presidential nominee, moves ahead of Republican John McCain. Most experts say they do not believe that the phenomenon, known as the "Bradley effect," is at work in this election. But some disagree. And if the effect has disappeared, it is not clear whether that is because polling techniques...
  • McCain losing ground with working-class whites (AP Barf alert)

    10/10/2008 2:07:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies · 1,108+ views
    AP/pennlive ^ | October 10, 2008 | Kimberly Hefling
    <p>KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) The steel mills and coal mines of western Pennsylvania helped fuel the nation's economic engine. Today, old factory shells and boarded-up storefronts stand as bleak reminders of those once-prosperous times.</p> <p>But the voters in working-class enclaves such as this still are a sought-after prize in presidential politics, and many are belatedly coming around to Democratic nominee Barack Obama.</p>
  • Bigotry could determine election outcome

    10/03/2008 10:37:27 AM PDT · by ancientart · 46 replies · 1,262+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | October 3, 2008 | Art Marmorstein
    Back in the 1980s, one of the top-level swimmers in California adopted a rather unusual method of getting himself psyched up for his events. Half an hour before his race, he'd start chanting softly to himself, “I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win.” His chants gradually got louder and louder, and, from the time he entered the ready area until he took his place on the starting block, everyone around him was treated to his constant mantra, “I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win.” The strategy worked to a certain extent. His chanting often threw competitors...
  • Blacks, whites show prejudices along racial divide

    09/28/2008 1:25:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 1,332+ views
    The Belleville News-Democrat/The Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2008 | Ron Fournier and Errin Haines
    DETROIT --The Classic Creations barber shop sits empty, surrounded by drunks and shuttered storefronts just two blocks from the manicured lawns of Grosse Pointe Park. The contrast isn't lost on LaVar Anthony, a young barber who speaks in riddles of race, class and politics. "What's already understood," he says without looking up from his Ebony magazine, "don't need to be explained." But when it comes to race, what is understood? And what is misunderstood? And how can it be that in 2008 - 143 years after slavery was abolished, decades after the civil rights movement - an AP-Yahoo News poll...
  • Older voters' racial bias may have medical reason

    09/27/2008 11:01:41 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 45 replies · 1,302+ views
    The personality is familiar to us all: the sweet old aunt, the loving grandfather or the generous widow down the street, each of them unfailingly kind toward friends and family but given to flights of shocking prejudice when the conversation turns toward ethnic groups to which they don't belong. Often the response is a nervous laugh, a wan smile or a hasty effort to change the subject. We assume that old people are the products of less-enlightened times; they're unlikely to change; and their comments, however ugly, are largely innocuous. Now, though, in the midst of the nation's first presidential...
  • Dems: Obama needs more white support

    09/24/2008 7:52:56 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 50 replies · 295+ views
    UPI ^ | 9-24-08 | Staff
    U.S. Democratic Party moderates are warning that presidential nominee Barack Obama needs to gain more support from white voters to win in November. A draft report from the Democratic Leadership Council, leaked to the Washington Web site Politico Wednesday, contends that while Obama, a freshman U.S. senator from Illinois, will likely increase turnout from blacks, self-described liberals and young voters, it may not be enough to offset weaknesses among middle-class white voters, particularly men. Those votes will be necessary for Obama to defeat Republican opponent Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the study says. It contends that Obama hasn't done enough...
  • Will Prejudice Trump Economy For Voters? (most pathetic attempt in playing the race card)

    09/20/2008 5:56:43 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 47 replies · 269+ views
    cbs ^ | 9/20/2008 | cbs
    (CBS/AP) How America votes could come down to the economy, and that could be especially true in many of the so-called battleground states where voters have been hit hard economically. But a new AP-Yahoo News poll shows that race could also play a big role in how some voters make their choice - and this may not bode well for Barack Obama. According to the poll released Saturday, a little over one-third of white Democrats and independents agreed with at least one negative adjective about blacks, and they are less likely to vote for Obama than those who don't hold...
  • Poll: White Democrats may pose problem for Obama

    09/20/2008 2:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 290+ views
    One News Now/The Associated Press ^ | September 20, 2008 | Ron Fournier and Trevor Tompson
    An AP-Yahoo News poll has found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks - many calling them "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles. The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004 - about two and one-half percentage points. Certainly, Republican John McCain has his own obstacles: He's an ally of an unpopular president and would be the nation's oldest first-term president. But Obama faces this: 40 percent of all...
  • A New Poll Reveals Racist Democrats May Sink Obama’s Presidential Bid

    09/20/2008 12:50:20 PM PDT · by Quaker · 35 replies · 140+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept. 20, 2008 | Quaker
    Racist Democrats could sink Barack Obama’s chances for the Presidency. A Yahoo Survey partnering with AP discloses that the Democrats are one of Obama’s biggest problems. Will the MSM pick up on this?
  • Poll: Racial misgivings of whites an Obama issue

    09/20/2008 12:09:06 PM PDT · by GVnana · 83 replies · 178+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 9/20/2008 | Ron Fournier and Trevor Tompson
    Sep 20 01:11 PM US/Eastern By RON FOURNIER and TREVOR TOMPSON Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) - Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks—many calling them "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles. The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004—about 2.5 percentage points. Certainly, Republican John...
  • Poll: Racial views steer some away from Obama

    09/20/2008 9:16:12 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 5 replies · 146+ views
    One-third of polled white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks WASHINGTON - Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks — many calling them "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles. The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004 — about two and one-half percentage points. Certainly, Republican...
  • Racial Views Steer White Democrats Away From Obama

    09/20/2008 5:52:08 AM PDT · by TypeZoNegative · 133 replies · 675+ views
    Yahell News ^ | 9/20/2008 | RON FOURNIER and TREVOR TOMPSON
  • Poll: White Democrats’ Racism Could Cost Obama White House

    09/20/2008 9:25:05 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 115 replies · 347+ views
    The Moderate Voice ^ | sept 20,2008 | JOE GANDELMAN
    A new AP-Yahoo News poll finds that white Democrats’ resistance to voting for a black man for President could cost Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama the White House: Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks — many calling them “lazy,” “violent” or responsible for their own troubles. The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than...
  • Racial views steer some white Dems away from Obama

    09/20/2008 6:12:39 AM PDT · by HEY4QDEMS · 19 replies · 195+ views
    Comcast News ^ | 9/20/2008 | Various
    WASHINGTON - Deep seated racial misgivings could cost Barrack Obama the Whitehouse if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo news poll that found one-third of white harbor negative views toward blacks -- many calling them "lazy", "violent" or responsible for their own troubles.
  • Racial views steer some white Dems away from Obama

    09/20/2008 3:48:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies · 257+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept 20,2008 | RON FOURNIER and TREVOR TOMPSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks — many calling them "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles. The poll suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004 — about two and one-half percentage points. Certainly, Republican John McCain has his own obstacles: He's an ally of an unpopular president...
  • "Whites lift McCain to slim lead over Obama in poll"

    09/12/2008 3:13:25 PM PDT · by tpanther · 37 replies · 103+ views
    AP ^ | 9-12-08 | Alan Fram
    By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writer 6 minutes ago WASHINGTON - An overwhelming advantage in experience and lopsided support from working-class and suburban whites have lifted Republican John McCain to a slender lead over Barack Obama less than two months from Election Day, a poll on the presidential race said Friday. The Arizona senator has a 13-percentage-point lead over his Democratic rival both with men and senior citizens, and a 23-point advantage among rural residents, according to the Associated Press-GfK Poll of likely voters. He's also doing better than Obama at consolidating support from party loyalists: 94 percent of Republicans...
  • Whites lift McCain to slim lead over Obama in poll

    09/12/2008 2:21:11 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 50 replies · 110+ views ^ | 9/12/08 | Alan Fram
    WASHINGTON - An overwhelming advantage in experience and lopsided support from working-class and suburban whites have lifted Republican John McCain to a slender lead over Barack Obama less than two months from Election Day, a poll on the presidential race said Friday. *************** Obama leads 61 percent to 35 percent among voters under age 30. He has about a 5-to-1 edge with minorities and narrow advantages with college graduates and women, though he trails among white women 53 percent to 40 percent.
  • White Party, Black Party: Racial Division in American Politics

    08/17/2008 6:16:10 PM PDT · by Hadean · 30 replies · 298+ views
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 17, 2008 | Ron Claiborne
    In an interview on National Public Radio last week, Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean touted the racial and gender diversity of the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. In what sounded like a slip of the tongue, he momentarily referred to the GOP as the "white party." Paging Dr. Freud. The McCain campaign pounced on the remark. Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and chair of Victory 2008 -- and one of the highest-ranking females in the McCain campaign -- issued a statement calling Dean's comments -- as if they had been intentional -- "insulting, inappropriate, and have no...
  • Obama's problem with white, male voters

    08/13/2008 10:03:24 AM PDT · by mojito · 62 replies · 97+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 8/13/2008 | David Paul Kuhn
    THE MOST remarkable fact of the 2008 presidential election is that it remains a close race. Democrats have not known such favorable political terrain since 1932, yet what should be a blowout is looking like a blanket finish. The fundamental reason is white men. Like Al Gore in the summer of 2000, Barack Obama is roughly splitting white women. But only 34 to 37 percent of white men support Obama, according to the Gallup Poll's latest weekly index of 6,000 voters. In fairness to Obama, he inherited the problem. Not since 1976, when Democrats last achieved a majority, has a...
  • New York Times Shocker: Only 31% of Whites Have Favorable Opinion of Obama.

    07/17/2008 2:31:07 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 54 replies · 101+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 17, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    And only Only 32% of whites think Obama is "Very Patriotic" versus 77% for McCain. Another little gem. Guess which race will not vote for a black guy? Hmmmm.
  • Jesse Jackson Renews Some Blacks' Concerns

    07/12/2008 8:57:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies · 139+ views
    CBS and Washington Post ^ | July 11, 2008 | Perry Bacon Jr..
    The larger point of Jesse L. Jackson's criticism of Barack Obama -- if not the crude way he expressed it -- touched a nerve among some African American political activists who have been unhappy about the senator 's pointed critiques of absentee fathers and other problems in the black community. Eric Easter, a blogger on the joint Web site of Jet and Ebony, two black-oriented magazines, wrote yesterday that some of Obama's rhetoric "smacked of calculated political expediency" in an effort to win over white voters. The criticism was similar in some ways to the reaction to comedian Bill Cosby,...
  • Rich Lowry: Winning the Sam's Club Voters

    06/26/2008 11:47:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 176+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 26, 2008 | Rich Lowry
    White working-class voters typically aren't in vogue, with the political chatter tending to revolve around "soccer moms," the "youth vote" or other boutique demographic groups of the moment. But the late charge of Hillary Clinton's doomed presidential campaign made white working-class voters surprisingly fashionable. They'll stay that way if the important new book "Grand New Party," by two young writers for The Atlantic, Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam, has the impact on the political debate that it should. In an incisive analysis of the past 30 years of our politics, Douthat and Salam puncture self-comforting delusions of both the right...
  • Nader: Obama 'talking white'

    06/25/2008 8:08:47 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 37 replies · 170+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 25, 2008 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader accused Sen. Barack Obama, the presumed Democratic Party nominee, of downplaying poverty issues, trying to "talk white" and appealing to "white guilt" during his run for the White House. Nader, a thorn in the Democratic Party's side since the 2000 presidential election, has taken various shots at Obama in recent days while ramping up his latest independent run for president. ----- The Obama campaign had only a brief response, calling the remarks disappointing. Asked to clarify whether he thought Obama does try to "talk white," Nader said: "Of course. ---- Nader said he plans to...
  • Most Whites say Obama a 'risky' choice

    06/22/2008 5:03:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 195 replies · 246+ views
    The Times of India ^ | June 23, 2008
    Over half of the American Whites consider presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama as a "risky" choice for the White House, whereas two-thirds believe McCain as a "safe" pick, a new survey has revealed. The survey by the Washington Post/ABC News also opens up apprehensions of the race factor being whipped up by white supremist groups as a way to stop the Illinois Senator and the first African American from entering the White House. The survey has shown that over half of Whites called 46-year-old Obama a "risky" choice for the top post, while two-thirds said McCain is a "safe"...
  • Poll: McCain Trounces Obama Among White Evangelicals

    06/19/2008 7:44:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies · 76+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2008 | Perry Bacon, Jr.
    Despite the lack of enthusiasm for his candidacy among some Christian conservative activists, Sen. John McCain so far is performing well among rank and file evangelical voters. A Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week found McCain collecting about 68 percent of the white evangelical vote, compared to Barack Obama's 22 percent. That number is very similar to level of support President Bush received in June 2004, when he led then Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry 65 to 30 among white evangelicals. And it's essentially unchanged from polls in March, despite the Arizona senator's distancing of himself from evangelical pastors...
  • White Women Take the Gloves Off

    06/02/2008 10:42:20 PM PDT · by wsjreader · 83 replies · 255+ views
    The woman who shouted "McCain in '08" at the Democratic rules committee was speaking for a multitude. After mounting for months, female anger over the choreographed dumping on Hillary Clinton and her supporters has exploded -- and party loyalty be damned. That the women are beginning to have a good time is an especially bad sign for Barack Obama's campaign. "Obama will NOT get my vote, and one step more," Ellen Thorp, a 59-year-old flight attendant from Houston told me. "I have been a Democrat for 38 years. As of today, I am registering as an independent. Yee Haw!" A...
  • Fears grow that Obama can't win: White working class Democrats will defect to McCain

    05/31/2008 10:21:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 191 replies · 625+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 1, 2008 | Paul Harris
    With senator Barack Obama poised this week to clinch his party's nomination for President, there are growing fears in some quarters that the Democratic party may not be choosing its strongest candidate to beat Republican John McCain. Senator Hillary Clinton has been making that argument for weeks. Now some recent polls and analysis, looking particularly at vital battleground states and support among white voters, have bolstered her case - even as Obama looks certain to become the nominee. Obama supporters reject this argument and point to his record of boosting Democratic voter turnout, especially among the young. But sceptics in...
  • Obama, Dems, Media, In Denial: Wright and "Bitter" Flap Did Have Impact On White Voters

    05/28/2008 12:48:35 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 3 replies · 63+ views ^ | May 28, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza Commentary While watching politics for most of my adult life, I never cease to be amazed at how dumb the two major political Parties can be. And this year may top them all for absurdity. Heading into the primary season, the Democrats had everything going their way. George Bush's favorability ratings hovered somewhere around 30%, the Democrats just came off of winning back both Houses of Congress in 2006 and, in general, during the last decade the Republican Party was doing its best imitation of how to govern like Democrats. Hillary Clinton herself had high disapproval numbers, but a...
  • Myths about the white male vote

    05/25/2008 7:51:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies · 148+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/25/2008 | Michael Tackett
    This message is for that oppressed, neglected, passed over, bitter, gun-toting group of people otherwise known as working-class white males: You really don't matter. To all the hand-wringing over Sen. Barack Obama's alleged problem with winning over the votes of those white men, let's counter with some other facts. Obama has a lot of company. John Kerry. Al Gore. Bill Clinton. Michael Dukakis. Walter Mondale. Jimmy Carter. Just to name the six most recent Democratic nominees who lost the white, working-class, male vote. In a matchup with Sen. John McCain, Sen. Hillary Clinton does no better than Obama among these...
  • Newsweek Poll Creates 'Racial Resentment Index' for Whites Not Blacks

    In an attempt to explain how race will impact Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama's run for the White House, Newsweek has created a "Racial Resentment Index" exclusively for white people without measuring such biases of non-whites.
  • The White Stuff [Actual Newsweek Headline - Barf Alert]

    05/24/2008 8:40:36 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 18 replies · 132+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 23 May 2008 | Jonathan Darman
    A new NEWSWEEK Poll underscores Obama's racial challenge. Even as he closes in on the Democratic nomination for the presidency, Sen. Barack Obama is facing lingering problems winning the support of white voters--including some in his own party.
  • The fear of white decline

    05/23/2008 8:46:19 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 77 replies · 229+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 19, 2008 | Editorial
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is right. She has the broader and whiter political coalition, so she should, by all rights, be the Democratic presidential nominee. After all, in other realms of the political process, we routinely refer to "black districts" or "Latino districts" and speak of the necessity of those jurisdictions to be represented by black or Latino elected officials. Well, then, because the American population is 66% white, maybe the United States is a de facto white district that should be represented accordingly. Don't scoff at the idea. Ethnic and racial self-determination have been underlying factors in the formation of...

    05/22/2008 9:41:12 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 120+ views ^ | May 21, 2008 | Charles Hurt
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Barack Obama shied away from triumphantly proclaiming total victory over Hillary Rodham Clinton last night, but he certainly annihilated the central reason she gives for staying in the race. The Clinton team claims that Sen. Obama is nothing more than a black candidate with a sidecar of liberal academics. This is why, the Clintons argue, white Democrats in working-class and rural states simply can't pull the lever for this black guy with a foreign-sounding name. And, the Clinton's implied reasoning goes, since she appeals so much to these racist white Democrats that are the "backbone" of...
  • Chris Comments on Clinton's All-Caucasian Crowd

    05/20/2008 6:33:42 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies · 211+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Even before I heard Chris Matthews mention it, it struck me too . . . Among the visuals a big-time campaign carefully choreographs is the human backdrop when the candidate speaks—particularly when it's a matter of an important, nationally-televised speech. So it's very hard to imagine that it was coincidence that the crowd visible behind Hillary this evening as she gave her Kentucky primary victory speech . . . was comprised 100% of people of pallor. Kibitzing with co-anchor Keith Olbermann immediately after Clinton's comments, Matthews mentioned it. CHRIS MATTHEWS: I thought a giveaway line was "who is best positioned...
  • Union rep's friends say NO to Obama ("Winning the White Working Class")

    05/15/2008 8:07:53 AM PDT · by prolifefirst · 27 replies · 160+ views
    In These Times ^ | 5/14/08 | David Moberg
    . . . Before the April and early May primaries, cultural and racial politics seemed to throw the Obama campaign off its stride, especially as the controversy over Obama's former minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, smoldered, then flared again. It angered Don Lutes, a retired steelworker and union official from Griffith, Ind., who voted early for Clinton. "All this came out with the Rev. Wright and this [former Weatherman] Bill Ayers deal," Lutes says. "I can't believe he knew this Ayers. They bombed the Capitol. How could he associate with people like that? That really turned me off. And [Obama's]...
  • Obama Can’t and Shouldn’t get White Vote. [It IS about race, by Obama's choice]

    05/15/2008 3:01:35 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 13 replies · 87+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 05/14/08 | Bill Levinson
    Furthermore, Obama does not deserve the vote of any Catholic, Jew, or self-respecting African-American. The reason has nothing to do with the color of his skin, and everything to do with the content (or lack thereof) of his character. ...It is easy to imagine white people, and especially Jewish white people, reacting to this picture the way most African-Americans would react to a candidate posing arm in arm with someone in a sheet and hood in front of a burning cross. ...Hillary Clinton added, and quite correctly, that she “found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans,...
  • The Race Perplex: Obama, the white vote and a venerable American argument (Kneepad alert)

    05/14/2008 8:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 144+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 14, 2008 | Howard Fineman
    I'll never forget a frigid morning in Springfield: Sen. Barack Obama, elegantly Lincolnesque in a long wool coat, launching his presidential candidacy in the shadow of the old Illinois State Capitol. The echoes of history were almost deafening—not just of Abraham Lincoln, who, like Obama, had been a legislator there, but of the argument over slavery and race that Lincoln had joined there. On that sunny February day in 2007, Obama seemed to radiate uplift and glorious possibility. He was making a statement: that his candidacy would be the exclamation point at the end of our four-century-long argument over the...
  • EXIT POLLS: The Race Factor in West Virginia

    05/13/2008 3:41:45 PM PDT · by pissant · 25 replies · 151+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/13/08 | Gary Langer
    A confluence of groups customarily inclined toward Hillary Clinton was voting in the West Virginia primary, with less-educated, lower-income Southern whites predominating. Nonetheless there was room for criticism of Clinton -- and bringing "needed change," Barack Obama's trademark, was again the most-desired candidate trait. The Race Factor Racially motivated voting appeared to be running higher than usual: Two in 10 whites said the race of the candidate was a factor in their vote, second only to Mississippi. And only a third of those voters said they'd support Obama as the nominee against John McCain, fewer than in other primaries where...
  • Hillary's best hope: racism - 'Working class' means 'White'

    05/11/2008 1:47:13 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 25 replies · 45+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | May 11th, 2008 | SHERMAN FREDERICK
    Democrats bristle at talking about this in plainer terms. They say Sen. Hillary Clinton has found her base -- the "working class." That's why she won in the Rust Belt primaries. That's her great hope in Kentucky and West Virginia. But calling Clinton's strategy one of kowtowing to the "working class" doesn't quite say it, does it? Isn't this just old-fashioned racism within the Democratic Party? When Hillary strategists say they are winning the "working class," they don't mean they are winning working people with a household income of, say, less than $50,000. All the exit polls show quite clearly...
  • Face it, Democrats: Barack Obama's got a growing problem with whites

    05/11/2008 10:23:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 166+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 11th 2008 | Juan Williams
    Hillary Clinton, down to her last straw, is making the case that she is the better candidate to run against the Republicans because, unlike Barack Obama, she can win white Democrats. She is right. But because she is daring to touch the hot button of racial politics, she is being told to shut up or risk being charged with exploiting racial tensions for political advantage. The facts are stubborn, however. Since his phenomenal win with 33% of the white vote in nearly all-white Iowa, Obama has been unable to get a firm grip on white Democrats. He has won a...
  • Rangel slams HRC's white support talk

    05/10/2008 9:08:56 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 14 replies · 91+ views
    Politico ^ | May 10th, 2008 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    NEW YORK — Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), among Hillary Rodham Clinton’s top African-American supporters, was none too pleased with Clinton’s comments this week to USA Today that she has broader appeal with white voters. The statement was “the dumbest thing she could have said,” Rangel told reporters before a Clinton fundraiser in a midtown hotel ballroom Saturday. He called her statement “very poorly worded” but acknowledged there may be some truth to it. “In any campaign, there are groups of people that you know that you have and groups of people that you don’t,” he said. “And I don’t...
  • In These Primary Numbers, Warnings for the Fall (Obama's Race Problem)

    05/09/2008 10:25:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 60+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2008 | Alan Abramowitz
    Whether or not the Democratic primary marathon between two path-breaking candidates has been good for the party or the country, it has clearly been good for people like me: political scientists who study voting behavior. We've been given a data gold mine, the results of an experiment that no one intended to conduct. Sen. Barack Obama is the all but certain Democratic nominee, but voting patterns in Indiana and North Carolina show that resistance to a black candidate among some white Democrats remains a serious threat to his chances in November: · As in other recent primaries, Sen. Hillary Rodham...
  • Race and the Presidential Election

    05/10/2008 5:08:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 97+ views ^ | May 10, 2008 | Bill O'Reilly
    Well, Barack Obama should be one happy guy. His big victory in North Carolina has pretty much locked up the Democratic presidential nomination. Now it is virtually impossible for Hillary Clinton to defeat him in the popular vote or in the elected delegate category. Thus, Obama has the nomination won unless another Rev. Wright crawls into the picture. Spinners who talk about re-votes in Florida and Michigan are dreaming; that will not happen. The Obama campaign would be foolish to participate. They played by the Democratic Party's rules and won. They're not going to sanction do-overs. Also, as Al Sharpton...