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Will vote for Barak Obama?
He is handsome and articulate, but will he make a good president?.

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i dunno. this may be one stereotype that might have some actual validity. just like there are very few blacks who dislike the williams sisters...i'm sure there's very few who wouldn't vote for obama.

i think for the black community, it would be more important to have a black person as president than anything else (unless it's condoleezza )

then again, i can't speak for the black community...i can only speak for myself and i'm totally for barack.

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"I don't care if he's black, white, red, yellow or green."

That's pretty easy for white males to say, and you'll hear it said by white males. Hell, every President has been a white male.

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I don't think all African Americans will vote for Obama, at all. At least not just because he is black. The media needs to wake up and realize not all black people act, think or vote alike.

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Because we are but seriously if he does get nominated all the black people who really dont watch and listen to what people are based on will most likely vote for him cause he is black.
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I think what they mean is that there will be a lot of black voters who go to vote who do not know the stance of the candidates, what they are about, etc. but will vote for Obama simply because he is black. This is kind of a moot point though because there are plenty of republicans who vote for the republican candidate no matter what, same for democrats, etc. I think it wont matter in the end when Hillary wins the Primary.
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I don't think all African Americans will vote for Obama, at all. At least not just because he is black. The media needs to wake up and realize not all black people act, think or vote alike.
this is a good point, but by saying that, do you really think that there is a significant portion of black people who don't want a black president? i don't really think so. i want nothing more than to have a black president. i don't think it will cure racial issues, but it will definitely help to inspire and motivate. and plus, barack is a good guy.

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His views and stances on issues that directly affect Black people are why he'll get votes. Don't get it twisted Black people vote for the issues just like everyone else.

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Hopefully they think its because hes a Democrat (which makes more sense) and not just because hes 1/2 black.

The race of my president is not important to me or anyone in my family or any of my black friends or any other self respecting black person I know IRL.

What hes going to do in office is more important. Even if Colin Powell got nominated as the Republican candidate or president, black people wouldnt vote for him just for the sake of having a black president. Politically, hes a Republican before hes a black man anyway.


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i'm not voting for him. he's doesn't have enough experience to be President.
i think he should have waited and ran in 2012.

anyway, it's not surprising that many African Americans rally around him. he's a positive representation of the black male and that's something you don't see very often in mass media. he's very charming, "well spoken," intelligent, and seems to be proud of his heritage. all positive aspects as far as many blacks are concerned.

i know people who don't even follow politics say they're voting for him just because he's black. but like other people said, i'm sure all black people don't think like that. i don't.
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Good question Personally, I don't see a leader in Obama. He's nice looking, intelligent, well-spoken, but I'm so sick of all this talk about how exciting he is and what a "rock star" he is (a term I hate.)To me he is dull. I'm tired of dull, cautious people( Al Gore, John Kerry)----But not as tired as I am of Dick Cheney though.


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The question is, how many will vote at all? If there are a couple million extra Black votes, and he gets 75% of them, given how the country has split the last two elections....

Of course, a lot of white emocrats will stay home or vote Republican rather than vote for ANYBODY Black, so that will likely offset any increase in Black voter turnout.

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I think like said above the key isn't the fact he gets all the black votes, but the fact he would get more people to go voting. I think the 'poor black' we go vote faster if they can choose a black candidate. Cause most of the times those people think it doesn't matter at all cause either who's gonna be president nothing will change for them.
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Will vote for Barak Obama?
He is handsome and articulate, but will he make a good president?.
The majority of black voters are socially conservative but are very well democrats. The numbers don't lie, we vote for one party and in large numbers.

I need to hear where Obama stands on many issues before voting for him. I think he's going to be promoted as a uniter in some aspect. It's funny because one of my co-workers(a middle aged white woman) doesn't give a rat's ass about what Obama stands for. She got a chance to meet him and all she talked about was how smooth his skin was. I think he'll be more popular with the ladies than Hilary.
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I think what they mean is that there will be a lot of black voters who go to vote who do not know the stance of the candidates, what they are about, etc. but will vote for Obama simply because he is black. This is kind of a moot point though because there are plenty of republicans who vote for the republican candidate no matter what, same for democrats, etc. I think it wont matter in the end when Hillary wins the Primary.
Exactly!! When I volunteered at the polls a few years back many people didn't even read the propositions or knew who to vote for. And it was EVERYBODY(white, asian, black, latino etc.) asking me questions about the propositions and candidates. Some voters would even bring a flyer they recieved in the mail from their party telling them who to vote for. I was like damn, is it that bad?
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