Reject Rounce Repudiate

17 05 2008

Zenyenta at Senior Moments makes an excellent point about racist voters.

The race in West Virginia turned out pretty much exactly the way everyone said it would. The same will likely hold true for Kentucky. Neither contest change much. Obama is still going to be the presumptive nominee and for all practical purposes he already is. Concern about his ability to attract the white racist vote has reached fever pitch in recent days. I can see that could be a hard vote for an African American to get and he just might have a different electoral approach mapped out. His campaign seems to know what they’re about.

What I want to know is, will the media ask Clinton to reject and repudiate voters like J. K. Patrick of Kentucky?

I really don’t want an African-American as President.

I thought about it. I think he would put too many minorities in positions over the white race. That’s my opinion. After 1964, you saw what the South did.” He meant that it went Republican. “Now what caused that? Race. There’s a lot of white people that just wouldn’t vote for a colored person. Especially older people. They know what happened in the sixties. Under thirty—they don’t remember. I do. I was here.

I mean, if Obama has to be responsible for every supporter and past associate and come down one way or the other on specific statements they’ve made, shouldn’t the same apply to Clinton now. Patrick’s kind of thinking contributed greatly to Clinton’s landslide in WV and the expected similar result in KY. Isn’t that something she should be asked to address rather specifically? And McCain- is he not as responsible what his supporters say as Obama? Just asking.

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