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posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 08:33 AM
Hey i was just listenign to a podcast by the great Dave Rabbit and Johnny Anonymous on ATS mix, on Show 5 - John Lear Finale (part1) near the end they are asking people who they will vote for, and why. A lady, who i am presuming is black for her comment which was.

Dave/Johnny - Who are you going to Vote for >?
Women - Obama.
Dave/Johnny - Why Obama ?
Women - He represents change.
Women - O and he is black, thats the number 1 reason.

That wasnt the right dialoge but it is pretty damn close, and it gets to the right point.

Basicly what i am saying is, are people going to vote for this guy just because he is black ? I am not a racist but voting because he is black seems a little bit....stupid really.

Shouldnt you vote for him, if you agree for him, and agree with his policies and think he is the right guy ?

I hope you all understand my post and dont get the wrong end of the stick.

Take Care, Vix

posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 12:48 PM
reply to post by Vixion

very good question/point. I started a thread similiar to this one asing people to explain what experience Obama and Hillary had that made them want to vote for them.
no one has replied as of yet.
I think most of it is that they hate the current administration so badly that any change is good and they don't care who it is as long as it is not a republican. The Hillary thing in my opinion is because it would be "cool" to have a first lady president and they also love Bill Clinton so much. I think the same with Obama, for a non black person it would be "cool" to have the first black president (besides Bill C. of course) and for an uneducated (read: ghetto) black person it would be because he is black, kind of the same mentality that got O.J. off. I believe educated black people will vote for the candidate who they think is the best choice be he/her black, brown, red, whatever.
my 2 cents

posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 01:53 PM
Uneducated Black voters will vote for a candidate because he's Black, but this is no different than uneducated Black voters voting for Democrats just because they are democrat. An uneducated Black voter will vote for a White democrat over some one like Alan Keyes. This is the nature of the uneducated voter in the US, no matter the race or party affiliation, this is also one of the reasons the Black community stays impoverished, the democrats know they have the Black vote from jump street.

[edit on 3-9-2007 by Amelie]

posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 08:17 PM

Originally posted by infiltr8u
very good question/point. I started a thread similiar to this one asing people to explain what experience Obama and Hillary had that made them want to vote for them.
no one has replied as of yet.

This has two possible explanations:
1) Nobody wants to vote for them
2) People that want to vote for them are unable or unwilling to express their reasons for doing so.
The lack of replies might be more telling than the reception of them.

Going back to the OP's point though. Here where I live you can vote "across the board" for either party. That is you can pull a lever/push a button that votes for every candidate in that party. How dumb is that?
Don't bother to make a real choice - just hit the red or blue button!
Satan and Hitler might be running for office, but hey, they're Democrat(or Republican). That's all that really matters.

[edit on 3-9-2007 by passenger]

posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 08:39 PM
The fact is, people will vote for him because he is black, the same as, people will vote for Hillary because she is a woman. It seems like the average voter doesn't go in depth to see what the candidates actually want to do as President. If people would just take some time and do a little research about whomever they vote for, less problems would be caused, IMO.

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