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Subject: Re: Delusional Date: 11/15/2012 4:49 PM
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I live in the 'burbs and there's no way I'm voting for a Republican. Ever.

Further, I feel that this election wouldn't have been nearly as close as it was if Obama had been 100% white instead of black. There is a lot of racial hatred and bigotry out there pushing votes against people's own best interests. But they can't see beyond their blind racial hatred.

There are bedrock conservatives in the cities and committed liberals in the countryside, of course - this is just speaking to trends. By and large, ideological and political affiliation has a strong correlation to geography and population density.

As for the latter, I think you're overestimating the degree to which racists would be willing to forgive a Democratic candidate for being on the "side" of black folks if they were themselves white. I think that's naive. I think that folks who suffer from the racial hatred and bigotry that you describe have almost as much (or more) loathing for epithet-lovers as they do for epithets. There's no way a Democratic candidate avoids being tagged as an epithet-lover, and thus losing the racist vote, no matter the color of their own skin personally.

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