Do you think that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have voted for Barak Obama? Why or why not?

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Submitted by at 10:24 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
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Do you think that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have voted for Barak Obama? Why or why not?

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  • AngelDawn7
    Submitted by   at 4:59 PM on January 11, 2010

    Martin Luther King, Jr. was a republican.

  • jazzymom19...
    Submitted by   at 10:37 PM on January 11, 2010

    Mr Obama embodies many6 of the principles of Dr. King. There is no doubt in my mind that Dr. King would have endorse and actively campaign for Obama given the chance

  • snowysakur...
    Submitted by   at 6:53 AM on January 12, 2010

    yes because the other choice could lead to sarah palin being president.

  • shay1130
    Submitted by   at 9:18 PM on January 12, 2010

    kings were republicans...he would never.

  • diane125
    Submitted by   at 11:12 PM on January 12, 2010

    I highly doubt it. Dr. Alveda King, MLK's niece and pro-life activist, endorsed McCain/Palin and did not vote for Obama.


    After Obama was elected, she said, "The election of an African American president sends a powerful and historic message that what was previously unthinkable can become reality. The battle for equal rights has reached a major milestone, but Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of full equality remains just a dream as long as unborn children continue to be treated no better than property"

  • gemgem
    Submitted by   at 1:37 PM on January 15, 2010

    No he was a republican and knew democrats at that time were largely racist. I also dont believe he would vote for someone based simply on skin color but would look at the issues at hand before making a decision.

  • autodidact
    Submitted by   at 9:20 PM on January 23, 2010

    "democrats at that time were largely racist."

    malarkey. the Dixiecrats were, not dems in general.

  • autodidact
    Submitted by   at 9:27 PM on January 23, 2010

    both parties have changed significantly since that time, so the point isn't particularly relevant beyond being an interesting trivia question.

    according to Fox News:
    King held great sway over black voters and carefully courted both Republicans and Democrats. He never officially endorsed a party or candidate.

  • marievegan
    Submitted by   at 1:34 PM on February 5, 2010

    no I think King was a repulican.

  • vkp23
    Submitted by   at 10:39 PM on April 11, 2010

    No I don't think I would have. Dr. King was a very smart man. What he fought for was the right for every person to have the same OPPORTUNITY for success as the next person. He did not think that included punishing those who worked for what they have to simply have it stripped from them and that persons wealth distributed to those who do not care to help themselves. He fought for ANY person of ANY race or sex to be treated the same. He did not feel sorry for himself, nor did he hate or blame anyone. He stood for the freedom this country was founded on. Obama stands for the exact opposite of freedom if you really look into what he has done and wants to do.

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