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Voting for President Obama?

I keep hearing from African-American celebrities that they are very excited about a African-American president. I believe that the majority of people that voted for him, did so from a very educated point of view, same goes for McCain. But then there is the religious right that votes strictly Republican because of abortion, and more African-American's than ever before voted and those that never voted before voted for Obama, presumably because of his race. And I don't have a problem with that, but not because he is my candidate, but because everyone (Republican's included) have an agenda of self-preservation. Do you think that the African-American community that didn't vote previously will continue to vote? Do you think that we will have more diversity in elections because of this? Why are you angry (if you are) about him having more votes because of his race? McCain had more votes because of religion. what's the diff?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:43 AM on Feb. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • no one is ever going to win with politics or religion or beliefs. why post something to start drama and problems?
    krazyash023

    Answer by krazyash023 at 11:45 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Everybody votes according to who represents them the best. Some pay attention to the details, some don't. There will be more diversity because it is a numbers game. The parties do not care about us, they are money making machines that put up the person that will earn them the most money.
    Fiveofakind2

    Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 11:48 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • I would have hoped that people would have voted the policies and desires for a better tomorrow than because of race. It is sad that some of the people that voted because of race are now so disheartened in the fact that their candidate, the president, is not what they thought they were getting.
    foreverb3

    Answer by foreverb3 at 11:48 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • COLORED OF YOUR SKIN AND YOUR RELIGION IS NOT GOING TO GET YOU ELECTED INTO OFFICE. AND I AGREE WITH KRAZY WHY POST THIS ?? AND IF YOU WERE SO WORRIED ABOUT WHY HIDE WHO YOU ARE??
    FTBALLMOF2BOYS

    Answer by FTBALLMOF2BOYS at 11:49 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • He did not receive enough race-based votes for him or against him to significantly impact the election. Those who did show up just because he's black (either way) are not going to continue to vote - they may not even vote in 2012 since the novelty has worn off. It won't matter if they do or not, though, they are as statistically insignificant as a California republican.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:50 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • I think you have a very good point. Yes, there are some who voted for Obama because he is black and some who voted for McCain because he is white. But the majority of people of all races i believe voted for the best candidate they thought could turn this country around.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • nope..sorry and you can bash away, but you will not see that many votes in the "african american" community unless there is another black president....

    sorry ftballmof2boys but YES color will get you elected... i am from baltimore orignally (in GA now) and all i heard was "f*ck u i got a black president" and things like that...people who did not watch one single debate and know nothing about him voted for him, "because he was black"

    they was a reporter of some sort going around to obama supporters asking them to name one thing he has done and what his political views were....no surprise here nobody knew anything...just that they were voting for him....
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 12:06 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • JuLianSmOmMy317- Nobody is debating that there were SOME black people who voted for him because he is black. But that also goes for SOME white people who also did not know anything about what was going on in the debates and the campaign who hate blacks and decided to vote for MCcain.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:09 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • well i seen it with my own eyes... thats all i am saying.....and it was more then you would think
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 12:12 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Juliansmommy317------I have seen the same thing here with the blacks now being agressive and some are full of themselves. It is very sad that we have to live in a world like this and even sadder that the ones who did vote for Obama will find that they will not be getting the things they thought he would hand out. I also saw the reporter asking different people about him and the resulting answers were shocking.
    foreverb3

    Answer by foreverb3 at 12:17 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

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