As I have predicted before – and received some nasty email about.
Some of the vile emails I get is always to do with Barack Obama being black. Why would we [whites] vote for a N*****? Was one. They have been from men and women – but always the same – one even accused me of being a black man who was an activist on the ‘Obama socielized campus’ WTF that means is beyond me.
May I refer anyone who reads this – I am white, English, living in Canada married to a white woman who happens to be Canadian. See the very top of this blog?
That is me looking at you. I don’t publish the emails because if I did I feel I would be giving people like that a platform – and even though I do believe in free speech – I don’t agree with hate speech.
If there were no racial prejudice among voters, Sen. Barack Obama would receive about 6 percentage points more support, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll, designed in partnership with Stanford University.
The results suggest that 40 percent of white Americans hold at least a partly negative view toward blacks, including more than a third of white Democrats and independents. A small percentage of voters — 2.5 percent of those surveyed — said they may turn away from Obama because of his race.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey also indicates that race could play a big role in November. Asked if race would be a factor in their vote, 37 percent of respondents said yes. But of that group, many are Republicans who are not likely to vote for any Democrat, and some are Democrats who may vote for Obama because of his race.
Of the 8 percent of Democrats who told CNN they plan to vote for Obama’s GOP rival, Sen. John McCain, half said race was a factor.
The survey, conducted August 29-31, questioned 1,031 people and has a sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
Experts point out that it’s hard to quantify racial prejudice because many people who hold prejudices are not going to admit to it.
THAT is what we have to look for. I had a conversation with a friend of mine – I disagreed with him, the conversation was that I did believe that Americans wouldn’t care if a presidential candidate was black – he said that I was talking about Hollywood – if the candidate was real, they wouldn’t vote for him.
Now I am coming around to the way my friend thinks.
It doesn’t matter that Barack Obama wants the best for all Americans – he is even giving himself a higher tax bracket, but still that is ignored. He is wanting to save American jobs, keep social security out of the stock market – which John McCain wants to use. John McCain wants to privatise social security – although now he is saying that has never been the case. Lie much, John?
Again, as I write this piece, I have to wonder why this is even dismissed by the MSM [Main Stream Media] in the US – why do they not take John McCain to task over his lies?
Politics is a dirty business – we all know that – but OK – you can look at it that way, Barack has hit back with some real below the belt stuff, even though it turns out that most is true, but McCain lies, lies and better lies – meaning that he isn’t telling the truth at all.
It should not matter at all that Barack Obama is black – it is the job he will do while in office, and he will do a far better job in office than McCain – that is a no-brainer!
Race could play big role in election, poll suggests – CNN.com.
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