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  • Who cares what color he is?
  • Intelluctually he superior to McCain. He would have won. Perhaps by a greater margin.
  • I hate to say it but, no I don't. :)
  • Obama is a bi-racial individual. You don't get to choose your race, or nationality, when it works in your favor, it is an accident of birth. I think he is a doofus, but he is neither black or white
  • I don't know. I was somewhat surprised at the latent racism that Obama's campaign (and the McCain-Palin attempts to paint him as 'UnAmerican'). Probably he would have gained more of the "I won't vote for him because he's black" vote than he would have lost from the "I'm only voting for him because he's black' vote. . . .
  • Yes. He would. His views are definitely more relevant. That's a big part of why he won.
  • He probably would have won. I think many votes were more anti-bush than they were pro-obama.
  • I'm not sure that I understand your question considering the fact that Obama is as much white as he is black. Do you subscribe to the one-drop rule? And yes, even if he had been perceived as totally white he would have won. Quality doesn't need a color to succeed. There have been other black presidential candidates. There was even one in this race. Those who attempt to base Obama's win on the color of his skin really are missing the bigger picture here. He didn't win because of having dark skin. He won because his stated philosophies and ideas are in direct opposition to those that have come nigh to ruining our country for the past 8 years.
  • Racist much?
  • Yes, Obama is good because of the image he represents. He is halfway young, tall, and a good speaker. Would short, old, bad at speaking McCain really be a good image for this or any country? Does race really matter anymore? Hes not even THAT black.
  • Yeah. Even though race was talked about a lot in the last election, I don't think it was THE issue. The real issue was the economy. The Americans who voted for him believed that Obama was the guy who could do something to fix it.
  • ABSO-FRICKEN-LUTELY!
  • Where are all these 'genius' questions coming from???? Last I checked, Obama DID win. Are you asking if he could have LOST if he'd been white? That's possible. Teddy Kennedy was also a flaming liberal, and he lost. But then, Teddy lives in the shadow of Chappaquiddick.
  • No, I do not think so. I think the Democratic party played this one right. Obama's qualifications, while impressive, are not up to the presidential standard. I think the Dems knew that to win the election they had to win with someone different from normal. So it was either Hillary or Obama. If Obama was not black, he would not have had so many voters who usually don't vote Democrat on his side. He also would have had to pick sides more on important issues, instead of masking his views and agenda so much. Also, the race card was in play between voters themselves. If a Democrat didn't like Obama, he/she would seem racist among their friends if they didn't vote for him. So pressure not to appear racist got him alot of votes. I also believe that many black voters voted for him just because of his color, rather than his qualifications. And what ever happened to the birth certificate issue? And why all the articles vanishing that have to do with Obama discussing the vacant senate seat with that corrupt governor? While I will give hime the chance to be a good president, my eyebrow is already raised. No idea what to expect from this guy. His failure to take a full public stand on one side or the other of major issues leads me to believe his campaign was more about just getting elected, rater than what he would do if elected.
  • NO!WE STILL HAVE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT BIRTH-CITIZENSHIP AND WHEN SEVERAL ATTORNEYS WERE IGNORED BY THE SUPREME COURTS, IT LEAVES US WITH GOOD REASON TO WORRY... IF HE COULD DODGE THE BULLETS, MORE MIGHT BE YET TO COME...AND BY THE WAY,HE IS VER GOOD LOOKING...HIS DAUGHTERS ARE VERY CUTE...HIS WIFE..?????NO COMMENT! FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS STILL IN THE BOOKS?
  • Not to be a smart-a$$, BUT last time I checked he DID win the election...
  • I think that Bush gave the election to any candidate that had run for the Democrats
  • Yes, he was a lot better speaker then mccain. He did better in the debates and a lot of people agreed with him. Votes wouldn't change too much. (Some racist people would have voted and some of the people that voted for him because he was black would of voted for mccain.)
  • I would'nt have voted for him anyway if he was white/black/red/blue etc. I don't think he was the better candidate. Just because President Bush messed with the economy doesn't mean that John McCain would do the same thing.
  • Do you mean "if he were white?" I hope he would have won. A well-educated, articulate, forward-looking political rocket as opposed to an 80 year old member of the Bush establishment-no choice.
  • I honestly think he won because America was not ready for Hillary. I don't care what color he is or isn't. No one wanted Hillary to win the nomination. I would have voted for her if she had gotten it. I voted for Obama, because the difference between McCain and Obama are astronomical. It's like peanut butter and jelly and cavier. MY opinion anyway, downrate if you must.
  • well, he didn't win the election just because he was black.
  • Yes. His skin color has nothing to do with his awesomeness.
  • I think after 8 years of Bush, any Democrate, no matter what color could have beaten McCain. In my opinion Bush pretty much screwed the Republicans out of office for the next 2-3 elections after this one. Not to say that I don't think Obama will make a fine president. I think he'll do a good job. I also thought that McCain could have done a good job, given the chance. McCain didn't help matters by picking Palin as his running mate. I was seriously on the fence about who I was going to vote for until McCain announced that Palin was his running mate. That bitch be crazy. I met several people that were on the fence as well, until Palin came in to the picture.
  • Since the president-elect classifies himself as Black, and since the general public and especially the media agree to such, we respect his wishes to be so. Now, then, had it been otherwise, that he deemed himself white, and all agreed, and your question is would he have won the election...I personally think he may well have. As a white person, he would have likely lost the unusually high and enthusiastic support of African Americans --who, as a bloc, typically vote Democrat, but who even more typically sit out elections without voting when only whites are on the ballot, but... Most Americans were not at all enthusiastic about the head of the Republican ticket, Senator McCain, including Republicans. Most Americans had tired of an Executive Branch run by Republicans, which inaccurately billed itself as conservative, while acting otherwise on major issues of substance. For the most part, Americans don't like be mislead and treated as fools. Therefore, in addition to those who consider themselves Democrat, Republicans tired of the Bush people and found difficulty supporting one who they saw as not that far from the being much of the same. The American people in general wanted something, anything...that at least appeared "Fresh"! The powerful broader-based media, which is substantially liberal and Democrat in my opinion, are quite successful in shaping a large number of American minds. The power of the media is extremely difficult to overcome by the one not chosen, more often a Republican. So, yes, I believe that president-elect Obama would have won. He has a "presence" that most Americans feel will serve the Country better at this juncture. I did not vote for him, but I accept the majority will of the people and wish him success in office and desire that his decisions serve our Great Nation well.
  • No! He wouldn't have had the race card to back him up! I still get called a bigot and a raciest, because I don't like his policies!? I have no clue what that has to do with skin tone, but oh well!
  • whomever was the democratic nominee would have won, hands down, overwhelming victory, obama's intelligence and race are just a plus.
  • I know for sure he would not have gotten as many black votes as he had gotten, and he wouldn't have gotten Oprah's millions to support his campaign. I also think he won because of his age: people did not want such an "old" man as McCain as President, and more importantly did not want a WOMAN as V.P. They really went after her.
  • Yes I do. Not the man so much as the message that people desire to hear, as lacking in substance as it might have.
  • No, I don't think he would have. I already wish he hadn't :)
  • He is white. Well the white part of him anyway.
  • His color didn't won him the election anyways.
  • He's half white, and yes...IF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WANTED MCCAIN SO BAD, THEY SHOULD'VE BACKED HIM MORE ABOUT 8 YEARS AGO WHEN HE RAN AGAINST BUSH, BUT REPUBLICANS ARE IGNORANT AND THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT WINNING, NOT WHAT THEY DO AFTER THEY WIN.
  • oh why u insulting the peoples of USA.u should respect democracy.USA person think always better for their country.if obama is president it means USA peoples choice.i think tht he choose obama
  • Yes - The way I see it if Obama was white and McCain was black he still would've won- Nobody I knew supported him through race- he won because of his views on American life. Some people MIGHT be ignorant enough to vote for Obama because he's only black, but hey- what can you do?
  • Yes I think so mainly because the American people were desperately looking for a change. Unfortunately, this change came in the person of Barack Obama. Which makes me wonder how many of those who voted for him actually did any extensive background investigation of the man before casting their ballot? The man is a good speaker with an air of confident superiority but sad to say, the voters didn't read between the lines of his speeches and rhetoric.
  • He won because most people thought he was the best candidate. If you think he won just because he is black then you're a racist.
  • he did win. what's the color of his skin matter?
  • I think it would have been about a 50-70 percent chance he would have won.
  • If Obama had been a transvestite from outer space, he would have still won the election. It wasn't about Obama, it wasn't about race, it was about Bush. Anybody running on the Democrat ticket would have won because people were sick and tired of that asshole...so we ended up getting exactly the same. Ha ha! At least with McCain we could see it coming - this one was a surprise!
  • i think the biggest majority votes were of college kids and blacks.......color was his biggest ASSET... had he been white, i think qualifications would have been a more important ASSET... he was a democratic 'puppet' for the most part.....but the 'puppet' has come alive and independant......
  • Ted Kennedy failed, and he was as socialist as Obama. So I'm guessing no.
  • I do not see why not. He's one of the few politicians who has a sense of reality when delivering a speech. Most mouth the words but you can tell they're not relly behind them.
  • The election yes world wide acclaim no.
  • Yup. Regardless of his policies and other qualities - he would have won because: 1) He can string several words together to form an intelligible sentence 2) He's not Republican (or otherwise associated with Bush) Being black has never been a PLUS in getting elected to high office in the US so I'm not sure how to take this question unless it's purely a poorly veiled racial jab. But I'll give benefit of the doubt for and assume it's not for now. +5
  • Not a chance. The 3% difference that put Obama over the top is COMPLETELY accounted for by energized Negro voters. A cannot imagine a counterbalancing force that worked against him from Caucasian voters.
  • probably not.
  • Of course he would have. It wasn't any brlliant ideas that got him elected and certainly not his skin color. The race card only plays with racists anymore. What got him elected was his personal interaction with his audience and his extrodinary oratory abillity.
  • No I don't think he would have. I think people would have listened a bit harder to his intended policies and thought a bit harder about casting that vote.
  • no lol
  • My DOG could have won the election! The Republicans had screwed themselves royally.
  • He certainly got out the black vote. It wouldn't have changed my mind if he were green. I was too young by a few months to vote :(
  • His mother was white and he did win the election.
  • No if his other half would have been white he would have never been a junior senator!

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