Barack Obama and the African American vote
Some new polls have come out showing Hillary Clinton absolutely killing Barack Obama, among *black* voters. We seem to have a case here where a black candidate, Obama, is more popular among white voters than he is among black voters. And a white candidate, Hillary Clinton, who is evidently more popular among black voters than white voters.
Which brings up the question-- is Barack Obama's popularity among white voters actually hurting him among black voters? Do african american voters see Obama's white popularity as an indication that he's more white than he is black? When you hear black columnists calling Obama an "honorary white man", you get that impression.
I am a potential Obama supporter, but he's not likely to win if Hillary or Edwards get the black vote, so I want to ask those of you who are african american, what does Barack Obama need to do to appeal to black voters? Is the problem that Obama is not from the south and has no experience with the civil rights movement? I am really confused by these poll numbers...
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