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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 07:03 PM
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This is an interesting article...
It's a blog, so take it with a grain of salt; but I had not thought about it in this way

Will The Bradley Effect On Barack Obama Put Al Gore In The White House Campaign?

With the issues that face the nation as a result of Republican ineptitude along with their callous disregard for the truth, there is little reason that a Democratic nominee should not win the White House this year. But as we prepare for about two more weeks of a bitter fight leading up to the primaries on May 6th between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, we know that this will only produce more dust and confusion about the outcome of this nominating process. Democrats everywhere must wonder what is happening to our November goal? More importantly what is running through the minds of the powerful forces that run the Democratic Party?

One of the concerns that many have talked about for weeks is the Bradley Effect, or the Ford Effect named after two prominent black democratic candidates who found themselves wining in the polls only to face racism from voters in the voting booths. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. both had huge poll numbers as voters said they would vote for them. They were on the way to winning as Governor of California and the Tennessee U.S. Senate seat respectively. But once voters were in the privacy of the voting booth things changed. America still has a very deep seated problem with racism. We like to pretend we are above it in certain ways, but sadly we are not. The results in the Pennsylvania Primary show us why that is true.

(then the article goes on to quote from here: ; from <AAHHHHHHHHH!!> Robert Novak)

(then the article quotes from the article I just posted below)

...more. Hmmmmm. /
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