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People Who Should Know Better Who Won’t Vote For Obama Because He Is Black

There have been some recent articles and polls suggesting that some union members and some Democrats are hesitant to vote for Barack Obama because he is black.

Though here is a contrasting view.

If some unknown number of union members and Democrats don’t want to vote for Barack Obama because he is black—Well, that is a decision that people are going to have to make. I just know that I’d rather lose the election than not have nominated a black candidate because of his race. 

I’m not talking here about consistent Republican voters. I’m talking about people who most often pull the correct lever on Election Day.

If after 40 years of voting for George Wallace, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and the Bushes, some blue collar voters still don’t get the idea that these people are not helpful for average working folks, then good luck to them in finding a future for themselves and their kids.

If cultural issues such as guns and gays are the most important things to these voters, that is a call they are free to make. I know the issue here is not God because Barack Obama is a fully believing Christian.

Every election of my adult life–I’m 41– has been about the same stuff. And our national life just seems to get worse and worse.   

I’m hopeful good sense and optimism will prevail and that Senator Obama will win this election.  But win or lose, maybe we need to look at some new options to make our lives better. 

How about a liberal only open-enrollment health plan? Or a liberals only credit union for car loans and college loans? There are millions of us. Enough to make grand plans work. We could work it out so that our organizations donate some amount of fees and dues to liberal causes. Discounts could be offered if you could show proof of a donation to liberal candidates or reliable voting in Democratic primaries.

I’ve wasted enough of my life waiting for people who should know better to come around. I’m not giving up on people. But this is one of those times when we are really going to see what is in some people’s hearts.

September 22, 2008 - Posted by | Campaign 2008, Political History | , , , , , , ,


  1. Wow! All this time I never knew there was a *correct* lever and an incorrect lever. They should label them so other people don’t make that mistake. Or heck, get rid of the incorrect lever altogether! That would fit right in with the “liberals-only” plans you’re suggesting.

    Comment by Zeke | October 31, 2008

  2. Zeke–We should keep the incorrect lever, but you should use the correct one.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 31, 2008

  3. I admit it: that was a good comeback. 🙂

    Comment by Zeke | November 2, 2008

  4. Zeke–Please visit this blog again. Thanks for your comments.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 2, 2008

  5. The only reason black people voted for him is because he was black !!!!!!!!!!!! not because he knew anything, he was only in the senate for 143 days, not enuf time to run a country !!!!! the liberls wanted trouble they got it.., when they start to lose there ass due to the fact he is running this country down , then dont complain

    Comment by sam dole | January 6, 2009

  6. I wouldn’t vote for Obama (obviously I can’t) not because of his skin, but because of his ideology. I don’t vote for lefties, period.

    Comment by TRad | January 18, 2010

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