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  • Obama is the first African-American???
  • of the two choices, Obama was the best choice. the other choice made everyone gag. mc cain and palin. they were a comedy team.
  • I strongly disagree. Many people wanted someone as different from GW Bush as possible, and that is what Obama offered. His rhetoric, if not his detailed plans, matched very well what a lot of people wanted.
  • I'd hate to believe the average American voter is that shallow and petty. Certainly, there were some who voted for Obama because he's black. But this country was suffering a war on two fronts, a recession the president denied and war crimes that gained international disdain. Voters wanted change, they wanted to take the country in another direction. Obama promised that. And with support rather than division, he might help us achieve that.
  • I disagree saying that Obama is only president because he's black is just as ridiculous as saying that everyone that opposes his policies is racist.
  • You are wrong. The reason why Obama is in office is because he is embodiment of liberal dream of triumph of mediocrity.
  • I don't know that we have enough information to claim as much. He certainly gained some votes because he is black, but he also probably lost a few because he was black. I am sure he gained more than he lost, but without knowing where those gains came from (what states), we haev know way of knowing waht affect his race had on the outcome.
  • i think that obama did gain votes because of his race, however, i also think he would have won anyway because the american people were so tired of the same old same old. it was definitely time to try something new. obama's ideas are definitely new. and for those who argue that he hasn't done enough thus far in his term, i think that maybe your hopes were up too high. no one can make changes that fast. he's working on it, give him time.
  • Perhaps. But you have to remember, his opposition was McCain/Palin.
  • I completely agree with your statement. I believe that the american people believed that they were obligated to vote for an african-american. and not only obligated but it was something new and different that they had not tried yet. if they had sat down and actually listened to his speeches they would realize that they were all the same just worded different. He promised change but he didnt say what kind. he is cutting back medicaid, holding back h1n1 virus shots when we have plenty in stock pile, and doing NOTHING about the oil prices from OPEC. All obama is worried about is sending 5000 more troops over seas. he tells u how many he is bringing back but not how many he is sending over. it is very unamerican and very much irrational thinking. We dont need obama! IMPEACH HIM!!!!!!!!!!
  • LMAO at a person asking a question that is "hating on someone" requesting that there be "no haters". So, "hating" is only ok if it agrees with your opinion? Hell, this isn't really a question. It's a dumbass statement in which you tack on "opinions?" to gain response to a statement. Did you vote based on race? If not, how could you possibly know that the majority of voters did? By your logic, shouldn't past black candidates have received more votes if America was so eager to elect a president based strictly on being black? Jesse Jackson was far more known and influential at the times when he ran for president and it was prior to any scandal involving him, yet he barely got votes even from black people. Even if we choose to look at more modern candidates, Alan Keyes runs every election and barely gets any votes. You would think that a Republican party that was not sure that McCain was conservative enough would have loved having one of the most conservative guys in the nation represent them, but he barely gets any votes. Just for shits and giggles let's say that most black people voted for Obama because he was black. How much of a difference would it have made? Black people would have voted for whichever Democrat candidate had won the nomination. Also, I think it's fair to say that there are still enough racists white people , Democrat and Republican (let's say only 10% of the white population is racist) to offset any votes for Obama simply for being black. I have no idea what the actual numbers are...but neither do you, so ignoring possible factors that don't fit your retarded theory does little to support your statements. Obama won because it was a bad time to be a Republican following a highly unpopular president. It was widely believed that whoever won the Democrat nomination had the drivers seat to the white house. No matter what McCain said, he could not distance himself from Bush. Choosing a polarizing VP candidate did not help matters. Obama won the Democrat nomination because he caught an overconfident Hillary flat footed. In a do over, Clinton would have likely beat him because she would not have spotted him such an insurmountable lead. Sometimes timing and luck of the draw matter most. Obama certainly did not beat Hillary because he was black. When the primaries started, the majority of black people (according to polls and endorsements) overwhelmingly supported Hillary. It was not until Obama built a commanding lead that they defected to support him.
  • He is in office because he's black and because he's a democrat. A democrat HAD to be elected into office,that's how the system works. Next term it will be a republican.
  • I do not like or trust for Obama but I do not hate him for I hate no person. I do believe what he is doing and wants to do is going to hurt the USA for many years to come. But he is only one cog in a big wheel that is hell bent on ruining the USA and to bring about a one world communist type government. Be prepared the worst is yet to come!
  • That's rich. You accuse the American people of voting solely on the basis of racial prejudice, then you say "No haters". Perhaps elimination of "haters" should start by looking in the mirror?
  • i think your very right!!
  • I think it's plausible that his overall 'newness' - not just his race, but his youth &c. may all have contributed to his victory. American voters have a long history of reaching for new & different candidates when they feel we're stuck in a rut.
  • I disagree. The majority of the American people wanted something different and they felt like McCain was pretty much a watered down version of Bush. I read an article the other day that said the Republicans have probably screwed themselves out of the next two presidential terms after this one just because Bush was so unpopular. I'm not a Republican and I'm not a Democrat. It's just what I read. When I vote, I don't vote based on politcal party, I vote based on who's policies I agree with. Before McCain announced his VP selection I was on the fence. I actually liked both candidates. Palin was a fucking nut job though and that turned out to be the deciding factor. I don't think McCain would have made a bad president. But I think that Palin would have made a terrible VP.
  • I think it probably played a part, but was by no means the sole reason for his election. Interesting experiment: try having some old white guy up on a platform with the same speeches that Obama gave and see what sort of response he gets.
  • No that wasnt it at all, it was a youth vs experience race; just like Kennedy vs Nixon, except Obama is no Kennedy, hes not even good enough to face off against Nixon if he was alive.
  • I disagree..Palin swung votes..who wanted that circus show as a VP?? And God forbid a President??
  • I think you are absolutely right.
  • I think you're dead wrong.
  • McCain was probably the 3rd worst candidate the Reps could have fielded. It wasn't so much about color as it was about lack of choice and the Dem ability to spin McCain into Bush III
  • While I think that may be true to some degree, there were a lot more factors than race. I'm white and a Democrat. I didn't vote for him because of his race. I think most people were fed up with the previous administration, and NO Republican was going to get elected.
  • I think Obama is currently president because the presidents are just puppets anyhow, although I am not sure the general population understands this. After 8 years of Bush's lies, war, and failures the Illuminati knew they had to give the President a different face and yet he is not CHANGE , just a black face to carry out the elites agenda, they wont stop until were taxed, chipped, and brainwashed into thinking they give a damn, which they dont. Obama is no different that an Public Relations role, he is here to pacify us into thinking we are changing, but if you open your eyes he is a liar ..go to you tube and watch the Obama Deception and see what kind of president is in the White house, black man or white he is just a puppet -
  • Amen Brother!
  • That and the fact that: 1. He's smart and articulate. 2. Represented a departure from the Neo-Con school of thought 3. There was no real alternative. And I'm pretty sure there have been African Americans for roughly 300+ years and plain old black for much longer.
  • That, and the fact that many people would have voted for any Democrat just to get rid of Bush.

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