Just suppose that it was Martin Luther King running for president as a
Republican ( which he was registered as) I doubt we would see the same racial
rift we have with this President.Obama is a product of the Chicago
political machine in my opinion, and at best a very inept President.No fan
of the Olympics, one can argue if it had not been for Romney Salt Lake City
would be paying for those games until 2027, at a tab of 175 million a year,
instead they enjoyed the luxury of 100 million profit, so the comparison of
voting for another four years of what we have been going through really has
nothing to do with Obama's race, it's more about competency.
A running assuption of most Conservatives.Kinda of like their
assuming the 47% will all be voting for him because their lazy, poor, and have
no desire to better themselves.
Perhaps a better question might be "Will black people in Chicago support
Romney because he is white"?An even better question would be who
comes up with these weird questions .... and why?
Qualifications to vote in America: 18 Birthdays, a pulse and warm body.And even then, some vote twice, even three times. The liberal mantra is
"Vote Early...and OFTEN!"
cjb,Many Mormons are liberals, and will vote Obama, while many
non-Mormons will vote Romney.Of course, many people don't know
whats going on, and who knows which way they'll vote. Too bad a high
school diploma isn't required for voting.
Do black people support The President of The United States of America, President
Barak Obama, because he is black?I really apreciate the thoughtful
question suggested in the headline selected from todays news by the DN.Thank you very much.
Probably they do. Also probably many LDS support Romney because he is LDS.
Presidential candidates often will choose a running mate because of the state
they are from. People are more likely to vote for a person from their own state.
Of course they do. I saw it first hand when I lived in Chicago during the 2008
presidential election. I never brought up politics, but some people did and
they almost always mentioned that they were planning on voting for Obama (or had
voted for Obama) because he was black.Watch the youtube video
"Blacksfor Obama Simply Because He's Black" for an example.And with the Romney/Mormon comparison, that's apples and oranges.
Race is just a social construction which comprises mostly of skin color and
heritage. On the other hand, religion is a belief and, in the case of
Mormonism, is a way of life. Therefore, knowing someone's race tells you
nothing about his/her values or beliefs, but knowing that he/she is a practicing
Mormon gives you a good idea on his/her beliefs.Voting for someone
because of their religion can be compared to voting for someone because they are
conservative. Voting because of skin color is like voting for someone because
they share the same first name or same birthday.
Of course they do, if I was in their shoes I would have done the same,
especially for the first black president
Unfortunately, for many, the concepts of post-racial and "by the content of
their character" are not important to reach for, and so the animosity is
perpetuated, on all sides. Can't we be better than this?
Scott-Miller complains about stereotypes and then by her actions reinforces and
perpetuates them.BO does not share the history of slavery and
similar oppression with most African-Americans, unless by chance his african
ancestors were among those who sold other africans to white slave traders. Furry, xscribe,most LDS will vote for Romney because a vote for BO
is a vote for gay marriage, abortion, continued massive debt, successful attacks
on US soveriengty, and the idleness of the dole. Same as they have voted
predominantly republican for quite a while now. They are not so much voting for
romney as against BO.Mark,"burden of proof to show how his
party will do better"that's not what BO ran on in 2008, "hope
and change (with no specifics other than "we are not them")" I guess
your standards have flip-flopped.hope and change = smoke and
chains.you choose to be blind to the success romney had at turning
around the olympics and at turning a massive deficit into a surplus in MA,
besides his personal business acumen which you dismiss out of hand. Actual
success and competence does not meet your ever flip-flopping burden of poof.
Do certain parts of America support a white candidate because he is white?
In my opinion, this is an inane article. Of course many blacks will vote for
Obama because he is African-American. There are certainly non-blacks who will
NOT vote for Obama because of his race. Everyone I have ever discussed politics
with weighs in factors that have nothing to do with the issues when they make
their selection of who to vote for. On the humorous side, I remember back when
Clinton was running for his first term as president. There was a poll that found
that a fair number of women planned to vote for him because they thought he was
I suppose the next voter qualification will be of the voter's character, as
judged by worf.
Of course the majority of blacks will vote Obama, and so will the takers,
envious, and covetous.
Being "competent" at piling up great piles of money isn't a reason
to vote GOP no matter WHAT someone's ethnic background is. BTW, no one is
liable to change his vote because by being shamed into it. Romney has the burden
of proof to show how his party will do better than Democrats, but so far, all
the GOP seems to want is the nasty end of the white vote.
Romney will win because he is competent and Obama isn't and the majority of
American realize the mistake that was made four years ago. btw, the community
organizer couldn't get elected for the dog catcher position that 1993 is
familar with. Competence does count.
Do Mormons support Romney because he is Mormon?
Of course there is an equal question to be considered for Romney -- are
Latter-day Saints voting for Romney just because he's LDS (I'm not one
of them -- I'm LDS but wouldn't vote for Romney to be dogcatcher). It
wouldn't surprise me to find that his religion is a deciding factor for a
lot of LDS voters. If one side of the issue (the importance of the
President's race with voters) is considered and publicized, the other side
of the issue (the importance of Romney's religion ith voters) should
receive equal attention.