Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Obama leads McCain in November match: Reuters poll

It has been indeed, "an unlikely journey," for presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama. His win in Oregon Tuesday catapulted him to win enough pledged and superdelegates to capture the party's nomination.The so-called lower class white vote is still a vote for a Democrat. Now they have to decided what is more important: to be racist or Democrat.

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Heard on CNN Tuesday night while discussing the projection of an Obama win in Oregon, one of the political analysts expressed near disgust at the comments on an exit poll in Kentucky.
When asked point blank, about 21 percent of voters there said yes, race matters to them--in that, they will not vote for a black.
The look of embarrassment on some of the reporters and analysts faces said enough. We have all been there.
Whenever a black is on the news during a man-on-the street interview, blacks all over the viewing area are either relieved or saddened at the appearance and diction of said interviewee.
Statements like, "at least she didn't have a curl bag on her head," or "jeeze, couldn't they pick someone who speaks English?" has been uttered by more than one black. Sometimes I think it is an African ism that all blacks feel affected by the actions of one black. But it is not so. We are all individuals.
Last night, whites on the CNN panel had their moment in the "Oh-My-God!" hands over face, head-shaking category.
Several expressed displeasure at the fact that some of the lower-class white voters in Kentucky would be so unvarnished in their statements on race.
I applaud the network for being honest with the American public in reporting exactly what the Kentuckians who voted for Sen. Clinton said. In effect, they will vote for any white person.
That has to change, of course because in this election, you are either a Democrat or Republican.
It's not about white or black because our racial make-up in this country is inclusive of just about every race ever made by God. There are more than just whites and blacks in the country.
It is my hope that those in Kentucky and elsewhere who feel like not voting for a black is the right thing to do, will instead consider voting the issues.
Besides, voting for Hillary now is like throwing a vote away. She can't win mathematically. Voting for McCain is stating you approve of the current condition of this country. So if you have enough money or oil stock and are doing well and gas isn't priced out of your range, vote Republican.
If you are like the rest of Middle America and your budget can't take another gas price increase or you are losing your home or you are tired of divisive politics that hurt the whole of us, vote Democrat. Vote Obama.
Remember, lower-class white voters: don't let racism keep you poor. Most of you don't make the income requirement to vote Republican. All of us Democrats are in the same boat (different ends) so let us stick together.
Congratulations, Sen. Obama!

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