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Old 01-22-2009, 06:26 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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In the city of Baltimore, people are overjoyed to see the first black president. They know nothing about him except he's black.
Have you taken a survey in order to arrive at this conclusion?
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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Black people tend to vote democratic anyways. To young people, Obama is different from the other presidents because he got them so involved in the election. When he won, it made them feel like they had a voice.

I think its partially media driven too. The Obamas are constantly in the headlines. America tends to capitalize on events, hence souvenirs, gossip, etc. Its a huge deal regardless though.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Have you taken a survey in order to arrive at this conclusion?

YouTube - What Happens When You Ask Harlem Why They Support Obama?

I dont mean to be rude or anything.. i may not all be true but a lot dont. Im not a racist or anything (i have a blck wife) im just sayin the truth
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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Food for thought: What if the first 43 presidents were black. There's a black and a white running for office. In general, who do you think the white people would vote for?

I think people should vote for who they feel is the best candidate by the way.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Im half Spanish and White and I dont think its right to like one person over another cause he is a minority.
Just curious since I've never heard this before...you don't consider Spanish to be white? Or do you mean that you're White Spanish?
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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I work at a restaurant in Waco TX, so I see a little bit of all walks of life here, so just out of curiosity I asked my customers they're feelings........I'll break it down,

Whites under age 30.......majority excited, a few not so much
Whites over age 30......not happy at all
Hispanics..........mixed feelings
Blacks........They think hes GOD!
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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At my Univeristy (U of Memphis) almost of the black ppl were excited. Many skipped class to watch the inaguration. Most of the professors lean liberal, so they were pretty excited as well. The white students are pretty evenly split b/t conservative & liberal. The conservatives dont care much at all. They really dont bring it up.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The people in my neighborhood of San Diego are elated. Almost all of my coworkers are glad that Obama was elected.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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I'm white and all my friends along with my family and myself were extremely excited about Obama for his rational thinking, his ideas, and the fact when we hear him it feels like he's talking to us and it makes sense.

honestly between the 100 conversations we've had about the man, we all KNOW he's black, but it was never really anything more than a unique after-thought. His race was really a very very small factor in what I thought of Obama, and I'm surprised so many people are focusing on this alone.

I can obviously see why black people are very emotional about this election, but I hope at the end of the day people are collectively excited about him as a man, and not just a black man.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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This whole overrated, overblown, silly Obama crap is already wearing me down. People... he's a man. He bleeds red blood. He eats food. He sleeps. He takes huge, stinky, steamy, corn-chunkalicious dumps in the toilet. Heck, I bet he even breathes air!!!!!!!!

Quit bowing down to him like he's some kind of prophet. Seriously.
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