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DrFunkenstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 10:59 AM
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What Percentage of The White Vote Did Obama Get in Iowa?
Did the media have a collective brain fart? Obama had a crushing victory in uber-vanilla Iowa, and nearly evaporated Clinton's firewall state of New Hampshire despite her political turnout machine holding on just long enough. If it were not for a few days of seriously misguided polling after the Iowa victory, coupled with intense media expectations, Obama has really taken Clinton off her perch.

Now the Clintons want to label Obama as "the black candidate" to scare people away from voting with their hearts. You don't need to put on a sheet to be a racist. And if this tactic doesn't count, I guess you have to drag someone behind a pickup truck for it to count as racism.

The media has given way too much attention to these tactics of fear and smear and magically forgot all that came before. It's one thing for a 13-year-old to forget what happened 3 weeks ago, but these people are paid to get at least a few things right.
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 11:04 AM
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1. 92%, everybody loves Barack ... ask a stupid question ...
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 11:07 AM
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2. I think it was a respectable 25%
nt
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 11:09 AM
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3. Like Obama said, so far he's gotten the most votes out of the 4 states
and he won in Iowa and placed a VERY CLOSE second in NH, a respectalbe second in Nevada.

I just pray things keep going his way. :)
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red2blue Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 11:13 AM
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4. the question is not will white people vote for Obama
the questions are:

how many people voted for him because he's black?

what percentage odd the AA male vote did he get?

easy to win when you are spotted 40% because of your race or gender.

white Democrats will not vote against him because he's is black but black Americans will for for him because he is.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 11:35 AM
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5. I'm sure you'll come up with the answers.
Hey though...how about that youth vote? Kind of blows all that shit out the window.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 12:02 PM
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6. No one is labelling him as a "black candidate." But black voters see him that way & good for them!
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goldcanyonaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 12:03 PM
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7. 118%
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