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StlSluggers wrote:I just watched a video on CNN talking about how black America is more skeptical of Obama than white America. In fact, blacks were more likely to vote for Hillary than him.
As cited in the video, the biggest hurdle that Obama has to overcome is his heritage. He's the son of a white woman and a black Kenyan, raised in Hawaii, and educated in exclusive schools. The video says that many blacks worry he can't relate.
I don't know why exactly, but all of this actually shocked me.
I would say Obama is the frontrunner, though it is way, way too early to tell. They're still in the political spring training.Yoda wrote:Who is the leader right now? Obama? Hilary or Edwards?
StlSluggers wrote:When in doubt, it never hurts to go to the proverbial source, right? I e-mailed a former co-worker of mine who happens to be black and mostly current on politics. I asked him about this, and he said something interesting. In his opinion, Hillary is so popular simply because she's a Clinton, and Bill was very popular with blacks. He doesn't think Obama's upbringing is more important than Hillary's familial connections.
That said, he likes Obama and would probably vote for him right now.
Bulworth wrote:Are you sayin' the Democratic Party don't care about the African-American community?
Isn't that OBVIOUS? You got half your kids are out of work and the other half are in jail. Do you see ANY Democrat doing anything about it? Certainly not me! So what're you gonna do, vote Republican? Come on! Come on, you're not gonna vote Republican!
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