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  •  As for the minority vote, particularly... (2+ / 0-)
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    wu ming, MichaelNY

    ....the black vote: it's probably not going to change. An anecdote, but a good one. I have a friend who is black and while he's not homophobic, has a family that's deeply homophobic. And he said of his family that Obama being Obama definitely trumped whatever his views are on gay marriage. "Hell, Obama could come out as gay and they'd still vote for him."

    •  Interesting anecdote. (1+ / 0-)
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      I've seen similar stories fairly frequently, and it is consistent with the very high enthusiasm level of African American voters.  In the numbers, it's also noticeable that there's a pretty high number of Black voters choosing 'Not Sure' (7%) which indicates to me a period of rapid change of opinion.  We wills see.

      •  I wonder how many of the "Not Sure"s are (0+ / 0-)

        basically protest votes since saying "Not Sure" costs you nothing even if you are actually going to vote for Obama anyway.

        There is no saving throw against stupid.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Sat May 12, 2012 at 05:31:54 PM PDT

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