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The Two Most Important Factors & Issues In The Presidential Race

Here is my view as to the two most important factors and issues in the upcoming Presidential race. 

1. The preexisting partisan preferences of the electorate. 

Most know already how they are going to vote. The old adage is that no matter what, 40% of the country will vote Republican and another 40% will vote Democratic. The rest is up for grabs.

Most people’s votes are set in stone.

2. Will Americans vote for a black man named Barack Hussein Obama for President of the United States?

Personally, I think enough of them will vote for Barack Hussein Obama on Election Day 2008. It might take some folks a bit of thought and reflection to get there—But I think they will.

And what an excellent day that will be. 

For all the hundreds of millions of dollars to be spent, and for all the endless analysis, I feel these two concerns are at least 90% of what will determine this election. 

Maybe 95%.

May 26, 2008 - Posted by | Campaign 2008, Political History, Politics | , , ,


  1. I think you nailed it, especially point number 2. I believe that many will, although we’ve seen people vote against their own interests for racial reasons before.

    The need for a change is so dramatic this year that I think after some reflection, even some who might otherwise not, will end up voting for Obama. The other choice is 4 more years of the same mess we’ve been dealing with.

    Comment by DP | May 27, 2008

  2. People simple bitter religious blue collar workers have been voting against their own interest forever. why is now different? its not

    Comment by bill brady | May 27, 2008

  3. DP & Bill–You’re both right, but I’ll say that some of these folks do think things out well and choose the better course. Also, they may feel that some social issues, other than race, are the most important concerns. They have that right.

    Still,these folks do sometimes seem to have a knack for letting anger mess themselves up.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 27, 2008

  4. Anger messes us all up. we all think we are right. we have people that are homeless and children that have shit parents and no hope. these are the black and white wrongs that cant be denied and they are by these right wing freaks. they want abortion outlawed and bitch about the minoriies that have kids, it a joke! dont get me started

    Comment by bill brady | May 28, 2008

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