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allows one to see that an answer is staring you right in the face. This election demonstrates how the white male vote is the most sought after vote and how it is viewed as the deciding vote . ( I guess it and the “white working class vote)

They could conceivably vote either way, Obama/Clinton/McCain. Some white men hate women so much, but also hate black people. Vice versa. Some are like this, but don’t want a Republican back in office at all costs.

Some are cherishing the opportunity to have a black elected so they can use an agenda to advance their “racism is over”, “slavery happened a long time ago”, “get over it”, “I voted for a black guy”. “How can I be racist?” (though he probably was just caught calling a black the N word in spite) stance. Trust me, you’ll hear that one a lot if Obama wins the Presidency.

And some are just plain fair minded individuals who have listened to all candidates, analyzed their performances in the race so far, and are making a decision without any other influence. ( I do believe that this type of white male exists, like I believe they exist among black voters)

I believe those of us (black voters) who identify with the later need to understand that, collectively, in order to achieve the position as a sought after voter and not one that is just pigeon holed into one category, we must do something that will show that we cannot be taken for granted.

Thats the fear of every candidate right now with respects to “the white working class” or “the white male vote”. Taking their vote for granted.

Obama has to convince them that if he gets into office, he won’t try to give handouts/special attention to black issues. They wonder, will he give away the “house”, so to speak. Will he work to try and make things harder for the working white class or white male either on purpose or for revenge (their real issue with Rev Wrights sermons I believe)? Sure, there are other things. These are just a few examples.

Clinton has to convince them that if she gets into office, there won’t be more scandals like there were in Bill’s tenure as President that caused consternation amongst Americans and partisan grid lock in congress. Concerns like “Will Bill be the next Presidencies version of Dick Cheney (#2 making all the decisions)” or “Do I even want Bill back in the White House?”, or “Can someone who has shown that she can lie about so much actually be trusted with making a decision such as answering a 3am call? Will women take over?

We can do the same with our concerns. Look at what just happened in NY (those officers getting acquitted of killing that guy on his wedding night). Surely the press, which is controlled by white males, won’t take a critical look at this verdict. It will be in the news this weekend, but come Monday, it will purposely be drowned out by articles about Rev Wright defending his sermons.

And they will get away with it. No one will ask Hillary, Obama, or McCain what they think of the verdict. BECAUSE BLACK ISSUES DON’T MATTER.

But if we throw a wrench in this election and subsequent ones, this is the only way for us to be truly respected in the 21st Century.

Just as Obama has demonstrated what we have known forever (that there are viable blacks for every facet of life concerning prosperity in this country), we need to demonstrate as voters that we are viable voters and we cannot be taken for granted.

Folks, a vote for Hillary does not demonstrate this. She has essentially discounted your vote and chalked it up to the Jesse Jackson effect (see her husbands remarks). So has everyone else. The black vote going to McCain ( if Obama does not get the nomination) brings us to the table.

It demonstrates to the Democrat party just how important our vote is to them. THEY CANNOT BEAT JOHN MCCAIN WITHOUT IT(black vote). Whether we stay home or not. ( black people will not be voting in mass or numbers needed to carry Clinton to victory because of her actions this primary season, I can assure you of this!)

I suppose staying home says something. But voting for McCain plays the game. And you can’t win if your not in the game. Your gonna get McCain as your next President if Obama does not get the Democrat nomination. Your gonna get screwed any way.

Hillary the Bosnia sniper fire liar vs. the authentic Rambo POW. Campaigning to Rocky soundtracks can’t even compete with Rambo. But a message of hope and accountability does.

And if Hillary and her supporters think they can convince blacks to stay loyale to them and the Democrat party and vote Democrat this election, they’re sorely mistaken (IF she wins the nomination, that is). The only way that happens is if, gulp, Obama agrees to become her running mate. I hope he never does that. Or, if they find some other viable black to be her running mate.

To me, when you show your “Willie Horton” ways, I’m done with you.

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