What I believe to be the case, is that republicans have been accused of being racist, sexist, pigs, and the point of the op/thread, is that it isn't the case. REpublicans have been accused of not wanting to vote for women or minorities based on racism, but the actual case is that they have had very few in the republican party who have run, so there hasn't been much opportunity TO vote for women and minorities. There is no way in hell that I am going to vote for a woman or minority with whom I don't agree on policy. Give me a woman or minority that I agree with on policy, and they have my backing 100%. THis isni't about race, no matter what democrats would like us to believe. It's about whether or not we can support someone on policy. I sure as hell didn't vote for Obama, but if a black man or woman had been running against him, you can bet your ass I would have voted for that opponent. And if a black man or woman was running against a white democrat, you can still bet your ass that I would vote for the black man or woman. I have no great love for republicans, but I don't like the vast majority of democrats.