Can likely shoe in winner Barack Obama lose because he’s black? The answer: YES!
In fact, this is likely the only way Obama goes down because Republican challenger Mitt Romney on his own can’t win at this point. So the race issue is likely Romney’s only shot.
Of course Mitt won’t ever bring that up, but its there.
But Glaze, you say, it wasn’t an issue last time out.
That’s pretty much true. But most white voters saw him as kinda white, brilliant, and thought, “Hey, let’s give this a chance for once after the way Bush failed.”
Well, that was last time out.
Since then things have gotten much worse between blacks and whites. In fact, black voters are not exactly thrilled with Obama either. He is not a cool black dude. He doesn’t feel their pain – not well enough anyway. Sure, he comes out and jumps on some black issues like the recent hoody shooting, but he mostly avoids black problems for the obvious reasons.
I even see this in the comments section: “We don’t like him because he’s black.”
The big question; will white voters who gave Obama a shot last time remain open minded?
Maybe the answer is more NO.
With crime regarding blacks and maybe more important the misdeeds of high profile blacks, like Tiger Woods, there’s a possible problem. Do more whites blame black Americans for the poor economy? You know, “They get all the welfare money and don’t want to work or go to school.”
There is the school of thought that most whites see Obama as the brightest president in decades. I tend to agree. He’s brilliant. So they see him without color. Just a man. As it should be, but are there as many who still see it that way this time out?
Possibly more important, will young Americans and blacks go out and vote for Obama again? Black voters will choose Obama of course, but will they be as excited this time? Will as many vote?
When Barack got into office I heard tons of jokes from black comics like, “We ain’t got no excuses anymore black people…the whites voted for our guy…damn.”
A few years later, now I hear NONE. There are very few Obama jokes from either white comics and NONE to speak of from black comics. They really just don’t relate to Barack, he’s too straight.
My guess is this will not end the president’s stay in the white house.
It’s something to think about though. If Obama loses, in my mind, race would be the key reason.