« on: May 17, 2007, 10:15:02 AM »
A lot of Obama's popularity can be explained by race. For one Obama has a white mother. The fact that he has a biracial background makes white America feel like taking a chance on him. I mean Obama is definitely not going to head into the White House and start taking about reparations and such. Secondly, and this is just my opinion, but the comment that was made by one politician that Obama was the cleanest African-American or whatever is the general consensus of most white Americans, even those who will not vote for him. A great deal of his "cleanliness and ability to articulate," stems from his whiteness or caucasian background.