If 95% if the white population voted for any white candidate, can you imagine the screaming of racism the press, Jesse, Al and the rest of the lib establishment would be doing? Just asking...
The difference is, blacks still comprise a minority of this country, therefore many whites and non-African-Americans ALSO had to vote for him in order to secure a win. So he did not win merely on racist votes.
Its really a bogus argurment, as there have not been black candidates (with rare exceptions) in this country. Your question above can easily be answered with "virtually 100% of white voters HAVE voted for white candidates throughout this country's history! Does that make them racist? Of course not.
In the context of Obama vs McCain... if 95 % of white voters had voted for McCain.... if I have to spell it out that literally is what I should have said. Of course white voters have voted for white candidates. In this case, they had a "racial" choice and a majority of WHITE voters voted for the black candidate. I'm pretty sure you know what I was getting at.
Also, until Obama, elections for president came down to 2 white men. So, who do you think 95% of the white population was voting for? And, coincidentally, 95% of the black voting population was voting for a white man too. Did the press, Jesse, Al and the rest of the lib establishment scream racism?
More than 90% of black voters have voted for the Democratic candidate for president since the 1960s, and LBJ. If the Republicans had run a black candidate, he wouldnít have gotten 95% of the black vote just because he was black. So, contrary to what you are implying, blacks do actually think about who they want to represent them, and why. I know there are those blacks that voted for Obama just because he was black, just like there are those whites that voted against Obama just because he was black.
Let me offer a more reasonable explanation. Maybe the candidate that is more in line with tea party values happened to be white. And maybe the candidate who fell in line with the AA communitie's values happened to be black.
And maybe, just maybe, there are racists in all camps, hopefully comprising a smaller and smaller percentage as we move beyond racism, sexism, and other forms of unfounded discrimination, that grab the attention of the other side when trying to score points.