The Associated Press speculates that if Barack Obama loses this upcoming election, racism may be the factor the factor which tips the balloting toward John McCain. That racism, they assert, will have been exhibited by Democrats against a Democrat.
This theory is based on a Yahoo-AP poll:
[A]n AP-Yahoo News poll … found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks — many calling them "lazy," "violent," responsible for their own troubles.
The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004 — about two and one-half percentage points.
The poll found that only 7 in 10 Dems support Obama while 85% of Republicans support John McCain.
More than a third of all white Democrats and independents — voters Obama can't win the White House without — agreed with at least one negative adjective about blacks, according to the survey, and they are significantly less likely to vote for Obama than those who don't have such views. …
"There are a lot fewer bigots than there were 50 years ago, but that doesn't mean there's only a few bigots," said Stanford political scientist Paul Sniderman who helped analyze the exhaustive survey.
The poll was not about race, but it seems the folks at AP-Yahoo-Stanford were curious enough to ask. The racism of Democrats must be confronted rather than hidden, and this might be one of the unintended consequences of Obama's candidacy.
It is the 21st century, yet the same political party which prances a "progressive" dance still harbors some horrible attitudes. And there are plenty of reasons why no one should vote for Obama/Biden; race should not be on the template.
What of the Republican racists? Oh, they're still out there, but most of them would not vote for a quasi-socialist one-worlder regardless of his race, creed, or color. And we might see in eight years whether or not these people would vote for a woman for President.