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    Do you think most Blacks vote for Obama just because he black?

    I watched a show the other day where where the Moderator went on the street and told Obama voters that Obama is Pro Life, against all abortions, and against equal rights for gays.........90% of them said they knew that already and were still going to vote for him so the question begs to be asked..........
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    Re: Do you think most Blacks vote for Obama just because he black?

    I wouldn't vote for Nancy Pelosi for president just because she's a woman.
    Or Ted Kennedy (RIP) because he's of Irish descent.
    Or Joe Blow because he's left handed.

    Having something a-political in common with a candidate, no matter how significant that connection is, isn't enough if our ideologies are too far apart.

    I would tend to think most people feel that way.

    So in answer to the OP: It's possible, but it's also equally unlikely. It would probably be more, "I'm so excited that the first serious contender to be the first black president shares my ideologies!"
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    Re: Do you think most Blacks vote for Obama just because he black?

    Nope, especially given the equally disproportionate margin by which Gore, Kerry, Clinton and others have won the black vote in recent memory.

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    Re: Do you think most Blacks vote for Obama just because he black?

    What an idiotic, racist question. An overwhelming majority of blacks have voted for every Democratic presidential candidate for a long time, including white folks like John Kerry, Al Gore, and Bill Clinton. In fact, in the rare circumstances when there is a white Democrat and a black Republican on the ballot (e.g. the 2006 Maryland Senate race), most black voters have STILL backed the white Democrat.

    Perhaps it's because they agree with the Democrats on the issues more. Or perhaps it's because the Republicans totally alienate them via moronic race-baiting like this thread.
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    Re: Do you think most Blacks vote for Obama just because he black?

    Not at all...

    why would you ask such a question?

    My black friends vote for him because they are Democrats who support what he is selling...they voted for Clinton on the same reasoning...and Kerry in '04.

    Race isn't the issue...the policies are
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    Re: Do you think most Blacks vote for Obama just because he black?

    Most blacks will vote for Obama because he's a democrat. That's the number one reason. Second's because he's black. They really don't have any other reasons to vote for him. Unemployment is much higher for blacks and is close to 50% for black teens. The black Christian Church is offended by his support for gay marraige. He is taking their vote for granted. Hardly any will vote for Romney, but some may decide to stay home on election day.

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    Re: Do you think most Blacks vote for Obama just because he black?

    I think many turned out to vote for him because he is black, which is understandable since he is the first black (mixed) president. Most in the black community will vote Democrat anyway regardless of if the Democrat running is white or black.
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    Re: Do you think most Blacks vote for Obama just because he black?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I wouldn't vote for Nancy Pelosi for president just because she's a woman.
    Or Ted Kennedy (RIP) because he's of Irish descent.
    Or Joe Blow because he's left handed.

    Having something a-political in common with a candidate, no matter how significant that connection is, isn't enough if our ideologies are too far apart.

    I would tend to think most people feel that way.

    So in answer to the OP: It's possible, but it's also equally unlikely. It would probably be more, "I'm so excited that the first serious contender to be the first black president shares my ideologies!"
    How you explain about the way blacks answered the questions on Obama's policies? It showed they knew nothing about Obama's stand on these issues and they voted for him any way?
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    Re: Do you think most Blacks vote for Obama just because he black?

    No, I don't think most black people are racist idiots.


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    Re: Do you think most Blacks vote for Obama just because he black?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    How you explain about the way blacks answered the questions on Obama's policies? It showed they knew nothing about Obama's stand on these issues and they voted for him any way?
    If you ask enough people political questions you'll find plenty of uneducated idiots to use to create any kind of message you want. Jay Leno does it quite often, Howard Stern's done it, a lot of people do it. The only way to get a representative pulse on the black community would be to survey them on a grand scale and include all results, not just those that support the producer's intended message.
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