(CNN) - So, did race play a role? Yes, but it worked in Obama's favor.
About 20 percent of voters said race was important in how they voted, and those people voted for Obama by an 11-point margin, 55 percent to 44 percent. That means more people voted for Obama because of his race than against him. So much for the "Bradley effect."
And of the 80 percent of voters who said race was not a factor in their decision voted nearly the same way, breaking for Obama 53 percent to 45 percent. That means race played a role, but it was not a decisive factor.
I disagree that he race wsa that important. Well, the black people do, because it was their chance to have one of their people become president, and some whites. But asians, latinos, and other minorities. Well, does it matter that much? I'm not so sure then.
OBAMA IS A WONDERFUL MAN PERIOD!!!!! HE WILL BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT!!!
Not to gloat, but on a historical note; that is one dead PUMA!
I am a black female who was in support of McCain. He lost it for me when he picked Palin. Race played a small factor in this election. I think it comes down to Trust. And Palin ruined that for the GOP
Nick wrote ..... "....One of their people...." ..... who are you !?!?!
So Black racism does exist. Imagine that.
Race definitely played a role. Many black people voted for Obama simply because he is black. Never mind that he represents a socialistic viewpoint. Score one for a bunch of people who want free money. But answer this... When you start taking money from the wealth (the ones who actually own the businesses in America) do you think they will stay in America? Or will they move overseas? Then where will you siphon the money from. (Siphon is in the dictionary if you need to look it up)
IT BREAKS MY HEART
THAT HIS GRANDMOTHER
DID NOT KNOW HE BECAME US PRESIDENT
BEFORE HER DEATH
I AM SO PROUD OF / FOR HER!!!
NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE SAY, IT IS JUST THE TIME OF CHANGE. GOD DECIDES.
When will Americans ever realize it comes down to character and not color? McCain is 10 times the man Obama will ever be
Obama eats vagina and McCain sucks cock
Dr. King would be proud. Obama is being judged on the content of his character, not the color of his skin.
People want change. They are tired of the same things coming from people who look the same. So they'll pick a candidate that is different in every way that counts. So if that means he is a different race then that's just the chocolate flavored icing on the "change cake".
Race played a role when it came to the campaign smears, but not in Obama's favor. How many Presidential candidates have had the KKK protesting outside a debate? How much name calling did Obama endure from McCain in general? I say race played a small role in the vote, but that such things should not even be measured. Some people vote based on age and gender. So all these items are factors, why single out race?
Why has it taken McCain so long to run? Since he,s claiming to have so much experience.
Here in our bi-cultural but multi-diverse country New Zealand - we're watching this magnificent event - we also have a general election this weekend - but its not as exciting as what's happening in your country.
Good luck to the Man and his family and your country.
Only in America!
correct me if i am wrong but isn't he part white? So does that make him one of your people?
IT LOOKS LIKE A SAD DAY FOR AMERICANS
GET READY TO GET YOUR CHEEKS, THEN HEAD FOR THE SOUP LINES.....
Why are there only 2 opinions ? You only post the ones that further your own goals is why.
This election is fixed, there has to be smarter people in this great country, I honestly do not see how Obama can be leading anywhere except maybe his own home state. Hope you all are ready to welcome socialism.
Race did not play a factor for me. If McCain was of African American descent with his policies, Republican platform and age, I would not have voted for him. Obama is more qualified to lead and his back-up (Biden) is more qualified to serve the "Country First" than McCain's choice. Choosing Palin showed the McCain "tap dance" of pandering (we women are actually smarter than that) when you have Colin Powell, Elizabeth Dole, his friend Joe Lieberman, et.al. Poor judgement when judgement matters. Palin is not in the same league with Senator Hillary Clinton; never will be.
I voted against Obama... because he's Black. I feel I cancelled out a Black racist by doing so.
@ Nick 9:31 p.m.
That was foul for you to say that...but ya know what?...not feeding into the negativity...we had enough of the last 8 years...keep hitting your head on that wall....lmao