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Doc Fluty
08-11-2008, 11:33 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20080811/pl_politico/12433

FearAD
08-12-2008, 07:59 AM
I will give Yahoo credit for at least addressing an issue that most seem to want to ignore. Especially in the south, I think race plays a huge issue. I live in the South. I have a good friend whom I respect because privately he will tell me how he and his other White friends feel. He confided that most say they can't vote for Barack because of his color and his name.

On the flip side, I have many Black friends who are voting simply because he is Black, which is just as shortsighted.

If Barack wants to win in November, he was have to hit a homerun with his VP choice. I think he needs to chose an older more experienced person like a Sam Nunn to help balance the ticket.

DenButsu
08-12-2008, 09:20 AM
I will give Yahoo credit for at least addressing an issue that most seem to want to ignore.

I think the real issue that everybody - most especially the mainstream media - wants to ignore is age, not race. I see race brought up as an issue on a weekly if not daily basis in the press. Age? Not so much. That's the one they're really afraid to touch (although it is, in my opinion, a more pertinent issue).


That said, I think race is probably a more powerful factor for voters than age, but age will be a real consideration for a lot of voters I think. Especially if McCain continues to show not-so-subtle signs of it as he's been prone to do.

b1e9a8r5s
08-12-2008, 01:41 PM
The point that really scares me is the last one. An Obama presidency would be accompanied by a Democraticly controlled (probably by a fairly big margin) congress as well as a slightly left court. As a conservative, this gives me nightmares.

I'm not sure that the "public" realizes this but I think this is something McCain or at least the RNC should be bringing up. The most liberal member of the Senate (I know that there are some flaws with there rankings, but it's still something they can use) as president with a democrat majority in congress. I think it would be a strategy that could get some traction with moderate, independent voters.

DenButsu
08-12-2008, 09:25 PM
The most liberal member of the Senate (I know that there are some flaws with there rankings, but it's still something they can use)

Or in other words, it's another lie about Obama they can perpetuate. :rolleyes:

ari1013
08-12-2008, 09:33 PM
Good piece, but the Politico isn't the AP. ;)

FearAD
08-14-2008, 05:06 PM
I think the real issue that everybody - most especially the mainstream media - wants to ignore is age, not race. I see race brought up as an issue on a weekly if not daily basis in the press. Age? Not so much. That's the one they're really afraid to touch (although it is, in my opinion, a more pertinent issue).


That said, I think race is probably a more powerful factor for voters than age, but age will be a real consideration for a lot of voters I think. Especially if McCain continues to show not-so-subtle signs of it as he's been prone to do.


McCain is 71. That's old as dirt.

YanksFan4Life
08-14-2008, 08:23 PM
McCain is 71. That's old as dirt.

The Earth has a few (billion) years on McCain, lemme tell you. :-p