Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Barack's Identity Politics

No racial component here folks!

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — If Barack Obama's historic campaign to become the first black president boosts black turnout as drastically as he predicts, he could crack decades of Republican dominance across the South.
That's a big "if."
Still, an Associated Press analysis of U.S. Census and voting data from the past four presidential elections shows a potentially dramatic impact should Obama fulfill his pledge to elevate black participation by 30%.
That would add nearly 1.8 million votes in 11 Southern states, the analysis shows, enough to tip the balance in several that have been Republican strongholds.

And why would he expect such gains? And why only if he's president?

The only reasonable explaination is that he expects black people to show up in droves never before seen...because he's black. Gotta support a brother don'tcha know?

It's nice to see the candidate of hope and change is still beholden to identity politics.

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