Racial Divide and Politics
Original post made by Kate, Crescent Park, on May 21, 2008
There is daily analysis about a growing racial divide in the Democrat Party. Those in the know focus on whether white individuals will choose to vote for Obama. I have to wonder why there isn't a similar analysis as to why most black individuals do not vote for Clinton? If 90% plus of the black vote didn't consistently go to Obama, Hillary would be in the lead right now. Seems to me that there's a big problem here that noone is addressing because of the obvious racial issue. It's the elephant in the middle of the room. Nonetheless, November will be here before you know it and this issue better be dealt with sooner rather then later. Obviously, race is important to many voters. Black voters overwhelmingly vote for Obama and that's a fact. Are they voting for Obama because of the color of his skin or based on issues? Both Clinton and Obama have similar stands on the most important issues facing America. Unfortunately, the color of a candidates skin appears to be an important issue in the upcoming Presidential race. The facts in this case speak for themselves. Clinton wins the white vote. Obama wins the black vote. How sad.