Posted by: Nick Poma | January 14, 2008

Democrat Primaries fall Victim to Race Card

Barak Obama 2008

            It is certainly an unfortunate turn of events for the Democrat’s candidates vying for the Party’s nominee for the Presidency. The issue of race is starting to come to the forefront and it is an issue, which just might serve only to divide the party in a way, which has not been seen in recent history.

            Early in the Democrat primaries there was much criticism aimed at the Clinton campaign for seemingly using the gender card in order to garner support. Immediately after the media outlets started calling Hillary Clinton on her use of the gender bias issue the campaign started backing away from the tactic, but still employed it in thinly veiled and subtle ways.

While it had been speculated on by the mainstream media that the Obama campaign might just use the race card as an issue, I must say that I did not really see Barak’s campaign stoop to that level. However, the current loss to Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Primaries has caused some to believe that race is an issue in this campaign.

            Their logic is that because Barak Obama won the Iowa Primary over Hillary Clinton, it makes sense that he must also take the New Hampshire Primary as well. The fact that he did not win must mean that there is racism running rampant in New Hampshire. I find that this logic is not only flawed, but it borders on ludicrous. It is difficult to believe that New Hampshire voters to be more racist than Iowa voters are. While racism certainly does exist in many areas of the country, it does not mean that it was a determining factor in the outcome of this Primary.

            It seems clear that it is not the Obama campaign that is trumpeting these allegations, but instead it is those people that have an agenda. I do find it amusing that accusation of racism is being thrown about within the Democratic Party, which has always been known as the Party of acceptance and tolerance. Perhaps the Republicans can catch a break now because it does not matter what Party you belong to, if you do not vote for Barak Obama you are a racist, just kidding.

            I find it equally amusing that I am a conservative white male and I would gladly pull the lever for Barak Obama over Hilary Clinton anytime. It is not because Hillary is a woman, but because I have already had enough of the Clinton, legacy and I know exactly what we will get. I must say that if you judge a man by the content of his character, then Barak Obama would be a worthwhile vote.

I do not find Barak to be a manipulative, dishonest, or unlikable man. He seems to be very intelligent and sincere in his opinions and thoughts. It is likely that Barak Obama would make a great President, and even if I do not agree with his positions on particular issues, I think that the country could do much worse. However, with all of that said there is one man that I would vote for no matter who he was running against and that man is Alan Keyes.

            Indeed, I would even vote for him over Ron Paul and the ultimate great Presidency would be a Keyes, Paul ticket. However, enough of my pipe dreams just make sure that you vote and that you vote for the person that you truly believe would be best to lead this great Nation.

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  1. […] Drawings & Sketches wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptDemocrat Primaries fall Victim to Race Card Posted on January 14, 2008.             It is certainly an unfortunate turn of events for the Democrat’s candidates vying for the Party’s nominee for the Presidency. The issue of race is starting to come to the forefront and it is an issue, which just might serve only to divide the party in a way, which has not been seen in recent history.             Early in the Democrat primaries there was much criticism aimed at the Clinton campaign for seemin […]

  2. You completely missed the point. All the polls – I mean ALL the polls, had Obama up by anywhere from 9 to 13 points just two days before the primary. We were merely trying to figure out how we could ALL, every campaign and every news organization, have been so far off.
    One of the more obvious possibilities is the “Bradley Factor”. Please don’t read anything more into it than that.

  3. […] hempsavetheworld wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt             It is certainly an unfortunate turn of events for the Democrat’s candidates vying for the Party’s nominee for the Presidency. The issue of race is starting to come to the forefront and it is an issue, which just might serve only to divide the party in a way, which has not been seen in recent history.             Early in the Democrat primaries there was much criticism aimed at the Clinton campaign for seemingly using the gender card in order to garner support. Immediately after the media outlets started calling Hillary Clinton on her use of the gender bias issue the campaign started backing away from the tactic, but still employed it in thinly veiled and subtle ways. While it had been speculated on by the mainstream media that the Obama campaign might just use the race card as an issue, I must say that I did not really see Barak’s campaign […] […]

  4. But that was before Hillary started crying on tv and we must take into account that it might have had as much to do with a change of heart by the women voters than anyone had suspected. We also must consider that perhaps it was a roll out the vote for women and was a last minute thing. The problem that I have with the whole thing is that everyone seems to jump to racism as the reason when there are many factors involved. It could have even been vote fraud perpetrated by the Clinton’s and thier supporters, who really knows? I would not be foolish enough to completely dismiss the possibility that race may be a determining factor, but I think that the problem is made worse if that is our assumption from the gate.


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