Who Will Get the White Chick Vote?

The last time this White Chick voted for a Republican for President, it was Nixon. Of course, elementary school elections don’t count.

Now it looks like Obama is going to be the Democratic candidate. That doesn’t thrill me. It has nothing to do with race. I want to know what he’s done…besides run for President since he was showcased at the last Democratic convention as a possible front-runner in the future. The future is now and I don’t think he’s paid his dues.

I wanted Hillary. Is she perfect? No. But I wanted her when it came down to these two.

So here’s my question: How many of those primary votes cast for Obama were cast by Republicans disguised as Democrats? How many played “Democrat for a Day” because they figure Obama will be easier to beat than Hillary? I’m not the only one who has been thinking this for several months.

There are a lot of people who will vote for Obama just because he is black. The Democrats better hope they all show up at the polls. But how many people are NOT going to vote for an African-American, no matter who he is? There is still a lot of racism in this country. It may be below the surface…but it’s there. And the ballot box is one place where you are allowed to vote your conscious, no matter how well or ill-informed you are.

In the last election, candidates were scrambling for the Hispanic and other minority votes. The economy is in shambles. This should be the Democrat’s year without any question. But race will play a role. This time around, if Obama is on the ballot, the white people’s vote will be coveted by both parties. We will be the voters the two parties will be scrambling to attract.

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