reply to post by TheWalkingFox
Facts are not racist. They are just facts.
The fact is, some
people will vote for Obama because they are the same race as him, some
people will vote for him because they feel
guilt for not being the same race as him.
Call it racist all you want, but if the Republicans ignore those facts, they do so at their own peril. This thread is about Obama likely winning the
election again. Many, many Republicans think that is impossible, and they are very wrong. He is likely to win again.
Obama will win again if the Republicans put up a mainstream polished politician against him. Obama has the advantages of being an incumbent. Being
black. Being idolized with irrational hero worship. He is an excellent orator. He is an excellent fundraiser. He will win a large percentage of
the votes and race plays into it.
I did say "even white" people vote for Obama. Some people ignore that fact
and it needs to be pointed out. Some of the white people vote
for his policies....fine. Some of the white people are afraid not to vote for him, because they will be called racist. Some white people vote for
him out of guilt, and they want to see a black man succeed to put all this crap behind us. In my opinion, the only legitimate reason to vote for
Obama would be if you believed in his policies, but I'm not so naive to ignore the other reasons that come into play, and it is not racist to look at
the whole picture.
If the Republicans want to win, they have to campaign against not only Obama, but also against politics in general, and against the race card, and
with a huge war chest of campaign funds that will rival Obama's. Perry and Romney and Santorum are too plasticky and entrenched in the game to
accomplish a defeat of Obama.
Paul or Cain or Palin have a chance to actually win.
On the other hand, do the Republicans really want to win? Nobody is likely to turn this Titanic economic problem around in 4 years. So, maybe the
Republicans put up a stuffed suit, let Obama win, then continue to blame him for the ailments, and then take a landslide in 2012? That is another
legitimate strategy, and again, it isn't racist, it is just fact and strategy.