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Why Do Most Nigerians Want Obama To Win?

From what I've heard about the guy over the last few months and especially during the Democratic National Convention last week, the guy wants America to be independent of oil as a source of energy in ten years (I don't know if that's possible to be honest- but let's assume it is anyway). For this to happen, I believe America will have to be able to design cars that run on solar energy and electrical cars (there are some out already but they are highly inefficient, can usually only go a couple hundred miles and need six hours or more to be charged not to mention the cost of buying one- but lets assume it gets more efficient wit time anyway) but not bio-fuels though (at least not solely). If America is able to develop this technology in that ten-year period, I am pretty certain the Japanese Auto industry and others in Europe and around the world will develop that same sort of technology and Nigerians will inevitably import these cars (I really wish I could say develop similar technology but that is sadly not going to be the case in the near future).

Anyway, my point is that the demand for our bonny crude and crude oil around the world generally will face a sharp decline. As you may or may not know, oil makes up over 90% of Nigeria's Foreign Exchange with the rest of the world. We have failed time and time again to have a sufficiently diversified economy and if Mr. Obama can put his money where his mouth is Nigeria may be in even bigger poo than it already is- or maybe just the few Nigerians that benefit from oil (those who work for oil companies, sell the stuff, contractors, services companies, government officials etc) as it doesn't do much for majority of Nigerians. Then again maybe it will finally lead to a more diversified economy than we already have- one can dream. What do you think?

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There are many reasons why most Nigerians want Obama to win, If you are good for the nation and you are qualify to be win.

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David said and i quote,

u know what the Americans are, they have try all they could to find a spot or wrinkles on Barack Obama to Neil him down but they could not, even a spot they did not find how much more of wrinkles, they even call him names and try all they could to step on his background but God almighty have vindicated him because he is a God send man.

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Obama is just like a Moses in the bible that see not the promised land cos i knew the task ahead of him is more than just election, so moderator deliberate on our country's issue instead of u talking about blessed God's own country

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I strongly dnt conceed to ur point.I hold dat most nigerians are interestd as 2 who clinchs d no.1 post in d US

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I HONESTLY THINK [b]most [/b]Nigerians are indifferent about Obama winning or loosing.

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simple, because he is black and that he is a democrat.

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30% of Democrats are racist? OH COME ON!!!! Give me a BREAK!!! First the Republicans were the racists cause they would not vote Obama. Now 33% of Democrats who do not want to vote Obama are labelled Racists?? JEEZZZ!!! So much for freedom of expression, speech and choice.

Elitism has little to do with how many cars or houses you own in this case. Even a beggar can be elitist in the way he carries himself. Just so you know.

Only a foolish leader would see destruction coming and still declare it is not. When you see you are wrong in your stance, a good leader will adjust appropriately, not stand headstrong thinking that means he is the better man for it.

Racism exists everywhere. You might even be racist yourself but be too blind to see it. It is the way it is and people are free to make choices as they please. Some will maybe not choose Obama cause his wife wears purple or green dresses. Racism is just one of the many reasons out there. It may seem the most silly way to vote but wait till someone else criticizes your reasons to be sure. Mind you, in this election, it goes both ways. There is a large number of blacks who are voting for obama cause he is black ( Just so you know)

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racism is terrible o, this guy is good. he is straightforward. people want democrats this yr, obama emerged, yet over 33% of democrats are purported to be anti-obama due to his skin color.

he has one wife, never cheated, great father, has one house, one car, harvard educated(without affirmative action advantage) and they called him elitist.

elitist? one house, one car, brought up by grandparents, never stayed with his dad, na wa o. elitist.

and who called him elitis? mccain, who has seven houses, thirteen cars, dumped an ill wife for an heiress, na wa o

americans are not silly. they can't just support a candidate who flip flopped in 48hrs about economy and tkae over of AIG, calls economic fundamentals strong(or may be he desnt know what the fundamentals of economy means, lies blatantly in his negative ads, yet people want him in a yr when the name republican party or bush in unwanted even in the ears of republicans. hmmmn,

well, racism will always be there, america is even better than UK in dealing with race relations, but this is soo unfair.

Ndipe's comment:

Say's who? Dont you know his own father abandoned him.

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racism is terrible o, this guy is good. he is straightforward. people want democrats this yr, obama emerged, yet over 33% of democrats are purported to be anti-obama due to his skin color.

he has one wife, never cheated, great father, has one house, one car, harvard educated(without affirmative action advantage) and they called him elitist.

elitist? one house, one car, brought up by grandparents, never stayed with his dad, na wa o. elitist.

and who called him elitis? mccain, who has seven houses, thirteen cars, dumped an ill wife for an heiress, na wa o

americans are not silly. they cant just support a candidate who flip flopped in 48hrs about economy and tkae over of AIG, calls economic fundamentals strong(or may be he desnt know what the fundamentals of economy means, lies blatantly in his negative ads, yet people want him in a yr when the name republican party or bush in unwanted even in the ears of republicans. hmmmn,

well, racism will always be there, america is even better than UK in dealing with race relations, but this is soo unfair.

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Is your statement that McCain might win based on Skin Color then? Judging from the fact that that link you posted above has nothing to do with race but there stance on some of the main issues Americans are known to vote on.

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pls read this website o. is this true? am surprised. It seems MC will win this election.

http://www.afa.net/pdfs/08vg.pdf

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well, Obama or no Obama na the person were God say make him dey there go dey there,

and i don't really think because say him be black him go really favour us like that, make God help us for we country also.

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dis guy defeated hillary CLINTON in d democrat primaries, and we are still doubting his ability 2 rule america[world]. dis guy is a legend killer, he will definitely shake d world.

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The racism is emerging from the depths of the soul. It's not new.

"I want Obama to be POTUS because he is (identified as) black".

"I want Obama to win because he is our brother".

Yeye dey boom like atomic bomb. Nonsense dey alive well well.

Head ashaking.

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or better still raise the stakes,

am taking up the bet? $500

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if obama wins, its gonna give more say to the blacks, coz over the years,they ahve always fink that the blacks have nothing to offer and yet we do all the "works" and the white just put the finishing touches to make it beautiful and they have been given all the glory.

obama all the way, i fink he has sumtin to offer

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Obama is NOT black period !!!

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Just same old way of making or not making your points. Remember argue points with rhetoric or no points at all. Just like when we argued about healthcare, educated Nigerians in the US etc. Always saying that some facts or points don’t really count without providing contrary evidence. You still have not listed your values.

Good luck

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arrrgghhh!!! ROFLMAO!!!! so this is really about my private beliefs and not the issues america goes to vote on or against?? ROFLMAO!!!

Here,  I will concede at this point and give you the win so I never ever have to deal with you on this again. I am sorry, my private belief and how I choose to explain it is left to me and my God. Not to the deductions of another man. I am sorry, but you are free to believe what you want of me at this point cause I have little patience for such debates.

I remain that Americans care about issues; issues that they go to the polls year after year to vote on and continue to debate to this day. If you have no clue what these issues are, may I suggest you visit your local city council office.

As much as I enjoy talking about myself, I think we have spent too much time on me and my personal view here. Thanks but I choose to forefeit at this point.

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Do I hate gays?

Am I against people having good health care?

Do I wake up every morning thinking I am black and that is what should count in whatever decision I make?

Does my believing in people being more responsible mean I am a fascist?

I don't get it. I really don't. What lines in those posts support these bogus claims you keep making? I don't understand how a human being who has never and will never meet me assumes he knows everything about me to the extent of making claims and deductions that I continue to point out are not based on my reality, yet he continues, thinking he is right because he deduces this to be his fact.

The point is that you keep arguing with yourself even when the points are made clearer to you. I have never used the word fascist or said that you are against good black health. This topic is in response to your “issues” that are of concern to you and your folks this election season. My point is never being about hating guys and lesbians, but about your belief that it's abomination or immoral. The point is that you think that saying that gays and lesbians are sinners is not as the same thing as immoral behaviour. Maybe you thought that we never had discussion anything like this. Could you in your own language tell me what did not say or had not intended to say. Are you saying that those postings were made up since you never acknowledged that we argued about Robertson and Co or moral behaviours? You completely denied about these discussions until I scooped up these postings. What's your contention here?

My deduction is based on your assertion that issues might be at stake this time around, so I reminded you of your previous postings on gay issues. I'm still, waiting for the list of your issues since you dont want to make this about yourself. One thing is clear, this is about your previous postings, so why do you keep talking about yourself as if I said something about your appearance instead of what you had said on this forum?

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well! well!! well!!!

Konga! Konga!! Konga!!! isnt this something!

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ROFLMAO!!! I just read those two posts,  and wondering how in the hell accusations and deductions made by you relate to the points posted on there. This is definitely getting good. lol

Now tell me ,  What is the link between your deductions and the FACTS i posted about self on those links you provided there?? Seriously show me the link.  Here is the problem I have debating you, you NEVER focus on the issue but keep making it about me. And Worse,  You do not seem to know me at all but assume you have me all figured out and that continues to puzzle me. Do explain how those links have anything to do with the DEDUCTIONS you have made about me so far. Since you have chosen to make this all about me, how about I wait till you get it right before we continue with this. I mean you seem to have a lot of interest in my person, only thing is I say A, you come back with B and then tell me you deduced B when A is clear in front of you. I say, before I proceed, to help you understand that maybe your power of deduction could be the problem here. SO do tell me what my A means this time around.

Do I hate gays?

Am I against people having good health care?

Do I wake up every morning thinking I am black and that is what should count in whatever decision I make?

Does my believing in people being more responsible mean I am a fascist?

I don't get it. I really don't. What lines in those posts support these bogus claims you keep making? I don't understand how a human being who has never and will never meet me assumes he knows everything about me to the extent of making claims and deductions that I continue to point out are not based on my reality, yet he continues, thinking he is right because he deduces this to be his fact.

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Not in the near future.

This is from a news piece in May when it wasn't yet a contest between Repubs and Dems.

In Muncie, a factory town in the east-central part of Indiana, Ross and her cohorts were soliciting support for Obama at malls, on street corners and in a Wal-Mart parking lot, and they ran into "a horrible response," as Ross put it, a level of anti-black sentiment that none of them had anticipated.

"The first person I encountered was like, 'I'll never vote for a black person,' " recalled Ross, who is white and just turned 20. "People just weren't receptive."

Victoria Switzer, a retired social studies teacher, was on phone-bank duty one night during the Pennsylvania primary campaign. One night was all she could take: "It wasn't pretty." She made 60 calls to prospective voters in Susquehanna County, her home county, which is 98 percent white. The responses were dispiriting. One caller, Switzer remembers, said he couldn't possibly vote for Obama and concluded: "Hang that darky from a tree!"

Documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy, the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, said she, too, came across "a lot of racism" when campaigning for Obama in Pennsylvania. One Pittsburgh union organizer told her he would not vote for Obama because he is black, and a white voter, she said, offered this frank reason for not backing Obama: "White people look out for white people, and black people look out for black people."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/12/AR2008051203014.html

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@ poster  I want Obama  to win the next election  because it will close the differences between black and Whit people in America!! He is the Right Person in the running to get the Position.

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See, I love the way people like to claim I POSTED SOME TIME AGO but when I ask them to show me where, they never come back with a response to show these things. Again I ask you, SHOW ME WHERE I HAVE MADE SUCH CLAIMS. SHOW ME!!! Is it too much to ask of you for something??

Not everybody on this forum has selective amnesia. Why dont you go  ahead and re-read these postings

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria?topic=130276.msg2246920#msg2246920

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria?topic=125099.msg2158648#msg2158648

You make deductions BASED ON WHAT? So far, I can tell you that you have me wrong but then again, I know I will be wasting my time trying to tell you that, so instead I ask that you SHOW ME how you came to these "DEDUCTIONS" of yours instead. But then again, I think what I will end up doing is going the same old way of telling you to learn to read people's posts as is instead of INJECTING YOUR OWN ALREADY MADE IDEAS IN BETWEEN THE LINES. GOSH!!!

Once again, If you already have me figured out, why are you trying to discuss this or any issue with me?? I really have better things to do than continue this ROUND-THE-GARDEN game with you

You keep sounding as if it takes rocket science to interpret what you put out, so its not about having you figured, because "I got 99 issues figuring you out aint one" cos im not asking you for date. You always have this one liner "  you said what I did not say or mean to say or not intended to say, bla bla, Your words have implicit and explicit meaning, we ve got to look at them carefully cos we are not dullards. Why dont you always put a disclaimer " This is what i wanted to say nothing more  nothing less"

You still have not listed issues that are of utmost importance this election season

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America is breaking beyond barrier and racism, thats what Obama stands for and thats why he gonna win the united states presidential race.

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Naija man wan die for Sarah Palin. Chineke God.

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See, I love the way people like to claim I POSTED SOME TIME AGO but when I ask them to show me where, they never come back with a response to show these things. Again I ask you, SHOW ME WHERE I HAVE MADE SUCH CLAIMS. SHOW ME!!! Is it too much to ask of you for something??

I am not sure you have a clue what this election is about. It is not about you and your personal views of what views should be and what views are not on the ballot. Anyone who knows American voters will know for one that values have always played a big role when it comes to the election and deciding who the next leader will be. How can you give me a list of values that are and then ask me what values I think are? 

You make deductions BASED ON WHAT? So far, I can tell you that you have me wrong but then again, I know I will be wasting my time trying to tell you that, so instead I ask that you SHOW ME how you came to these "DEDUCTIONS" of yours instead. But then again, I think what I will end up doing is going the same old way of telling you to learn to read people's posts as is instead of INJECTING YOUR OWN ALREADY MADE IDEAS IN BETWEEN THE LINES. GOSH!!!

Once again, If you already have me figured out, why are you trying to discuss this or any issue with me?? I really have better things to do than continue this ROUND-THE-GARDEN game with you.

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How did you get this information? Is it that you are a Psychic or something? Because I do not remember discussing the above subject with anyone on here as far as to tell anyone where I stand. If you believe you know me so well, Why do you continue thinking you can debate me, when you clearly know all my answers and apparently, can read my mind?

It seems you easily forget what you put on this forum. Maybe you need to go back to our previous discussions where I had mentioned to you that likes of Pat Robertson and Jerry Farwell castigated gays and lesbians as immorals and you fully agreed with them. So, your answers are on public domain. Also take into consideration that this is not the first time we are talking about Obama unless you have a clone who swaps login ID with you, so go and do your research.

I am saying IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE ME ALL FIGURED OUT AS YOU CONTINUE TO CLAIM YOU DO, why do you think a discussion can exist? Why not Move on to the next person WHOM YOU HAVE YET TO FIGURE OUT instead and then you can actually have a DISCUSSION. I am not sure if you are privy to the meaning of the word discussion

because you said that where you live that your so called "values" would play a very big role, then I went ahead to list some of the values that might be at stake in this election, so why dont you list some of the values folks like you will be voting for. I really do not have time to insinuate what are going to say, I make deductions by what u said and what they implicitly mean. Im not a monolithic writer _ garbage in garbage out, so I have to give a thought to what you said, so If U think that you words can not be carefully looked into and analyzed, then you are dealing with wrong people, cos Nairaland is not for Kindergarteners.

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if u say so, u still haven't countered my point. obama is biracial by ancestry plain and simple.

has mariah carey looked black to anyone??

what a nice job of ignoring her fathers mixed(mestizo) ancestry. mariah carey is indeed a quadroon whether u like it or not.

who cares about those nuts

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Tell that to the white supremacists.

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oh lordy. See how you're digging yourself deeper and deeper into this hole.

Mariah carey looks white to you? Where do you say you live again? Did you just arrive there? Say within the past four years.

The only reason mariah carey was able to fool folks like you into thinking she's white is because her dad is venezuelan. If he'D been American, there'D be no argument here over who's white and who's not.

However, don't let me get in the way of your mariah carey fetish.

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the idea of white features is ridiculous. Caucasoids spread from iran to mongolia to european. there is no uniform standard for white features. mariah carey would have easily passed for white during the jim crow era.

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Why does Nigeria want Obama to win? Why does anyone want Obama to win?

Because a McCain-Palin administration would continue to destroy the image of America in the world and give fuel to other rising regimes like China, India, and Russia. Those countries, by the way, are much more likely to embrace neo-colonial roles and radically exploit the "developing world." Once the United States is out of the picture, those countries won't hesitate in extracting all of the resources they want from under the developing world's feet.

Believe me, it's in everybody's best interest (except the rich, white warmongering corporations in America) that Barack Obama is elected.

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How did you get this information? Is it that you are a Psychic or something? Because I do not remember discussing the above subject with anyone on here as far as to tell anyone where I stand. If you believe you know me so well, Why do you continue thinking you can debate me, when you clearly know all my answers and apparently, can read my mind?

I am saying IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE ME ALL FIGURED OUT AS YOU CONTINUE TO CLAIM YOU DO, why do you think a discussion can exist? Why not Move on to the next person WHOM YOU HAVE YET TO FIGURE OUT instead and then you can actually have a DISCUSSION. I am not sure if you are privy to the meaning of the word discussion….

discussion Definition

this•cus•sion (di skus̸h′ən)

noun

the act of discussing; talk or writing in which the pros and cons or various aspects of a subject are considered

How can we have a discussion here when you already believe you have me all figured out and based on the much you have posted, I am guessing none good as well. Coming here to tell me over and over that you know what I think is simply you telling me that my engaging you is a waste of both our times. I don't know about you but I hate engaging people who have a hard time focusing on topics but instead focus on personals of the persons they choose to engage in debate. It is rude and immature in my opinion. So when you are ready to focus on the issue as is, let me know.

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As the present polls show, most folks seem not to give a s***. They're ready to vote the Repubs just as much as the Dems.

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anyone that claims mariah carey is black needs to be put on medication ASAP. no where was it mentioned that obama is white, he is biracial based on ancestry. he obviously claims black for cultural reasons. this is just as ridiculous as the tiger woods debate.the one drop rule is ancient and irrelevant.

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Kobojunkies,

I know some of your values which are that Gays and lesbians are immorals or that they should be derided for causing 9/11 as emphasized by Robertson and Co. Trust me these kind of things will not be at play this time around. Most everyday folks will not vote for the same gang that brought them $4 a gallon of gas, Most folks will not vote for the same gang that plundered huge surplus of Clinton years, most folks will not vote for the same gang that wrote oil laws for oil companies and went to the highest court to prevent members of the public from having access to the memos, most folks will not vote for the same gang that brought down likes of Fannie and Freddie, most folks will not vote for the same gang that borrowed money from China in order to give the rich tax cut. Most folks will not vote for the same gang that wrecked the economy. These are the values which are even more felt in your own Ohio.

Bbng,

Are you saying that this discussion is beyond your understanding? What was your exact question?

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You must not be familiar with white features.

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obama is biracial while mariah carey is a quadroon(1/4 black ancestry). what of obama's upbringing makes him african besides him having a kenyan father. are his daughters african too??

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I guess we live in different Americas cause on my end, people still vote values and are looking for someone who they can agree with on basic issues as well. You lost me at the first cause it is hard to debate or even answer a person who comes with a mind already made up on what you will deliver. So If you have me all figured out, why ask me any questions? Why not assume the answers and save us both time here.

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Obama is black.

People should stop all this crap about him being as white as he is black, just because of politics.

Nonsense.

He's not only black, he's black and African.

There are whiter people than Obama who are still classified as black.

Just because the guy is on a strict diet to make his face look longer and more uncle Sam-ish, doesnt magically make him white. Why wasnt the same crap preached during his years as a community organizer? This hypocrisy is irritating.

His white grandparents and even his own parents, didnt regard him as white. Dont know why people want to rewrite history as if they've never seen an election before.

mariah carey looks white to you?

Study her face well.

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Kobojunkies,

You seem to fall among those who would  want Obama to be classified as a black candiate which  he is not, He did not run a race based campaign during the primaries.He did not mention  his races  (black and white) during his accptance speech. His speech at DNC was more of substance than John Mcain's at RNC which was as a POW vote for me.

You just remind of some folks  about 10% of them who desperately want him to be a Muslim. For your info, Obama is not your average black man, so many Americans of all races cannot equal what he has done and he is one of many US politicians who moves between black and white seamlessly.

I wonder if you have bothered asking your Folks why it took them  more than 2 centuries to remember that a woman deserves to  deputize in piloting affairs at  the White House or have you asked your white friends why most of them will vote for Obama or why  "silly and lame"  Europeans came out in droves to him speak. Maybe they are all racist since I dont know the word to describe a white person who adores a person of colour.

I wonder if you have bothered asking  some white voters  in West Virginia why they might not vote for him "  race was a  factor" in their voting decision during primaries.  This sounds like calling black folks who voted for him racists even when most of them have voted for white folks their whole life. Or  some Hillary supporters  who felt that black folks were racist even they had overwhelmingly voted for Bill  up to 80% of them.  Your views are always sentiments and personality driven. Sounds like I am a mom, deer hunter,archer,moose hunter, soccer mom,hockey mom, riffle trigger happy mom,and I have a pregnant teenager, elect me as your VP. This is US of A where 60s political lyrics  are used in 21st century politics.

These are hard times, so Americans are  not ready for  value and personality politics, but pocket politics.

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the one drop rule is one of the dumbest ideas created by man. i guess by ur theory, mariah careh is black.

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who cares who win.That is their business, America or no America long live Nigeria,

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Merge, I have to respectfully disagree with with you. By your reasoning, I guess you also think that when he married Michelle he did it in anticipation of his presidential campaign some 15/16 years later. Democrats have been getting the black vote in recent history, John Kerry got 90% of the black vote in 2004 and I think we can all agree he is white. My father's grandfather was a white Englishman and my father and his sisters are as light as anything (lighter than Obama) as a result yet they (my father and his siblings) are considered black even in the heart of our village in Rivers State not to speak of the U.S. where they have the one drop rule. If you examine the DNA of African Americans, you will find that way over half of them have some European or Native American ancestry, by your standards there is virtually no African American that can claim to be black then innit? Maybe before there can be a truly black president in America, Americans have to come to the heart of sub-saharan Africa to find that 100% black guy/gal.

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Why would one take Obama name to a market place? There and other places, the belief is everything is rigged, just like in Nigeria.It may be true but at least they are campaigning, rallying, making stops and promising heaven and earth. Ours needs no compaign of any sort.

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That has gotta be one of the most ridiculous poo I have ever read. If Obama was born during slavery, He was going to be lynch as any other black men. Black mix with anything is BLACK. He doesn't need to claim that he is black because he IS.

STOP BEING RIDICULOUS!!!

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