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  •  Polls. I just flashed back to "Why does Obama (2+ / 0-)
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    LeftOfYou, Muskegon Critic

    have such a problem getting the white vote?" and "why won't Hispanics vote for a black candidate" using every primary and poll to talk about the racial divide.

    Once I heard a journalist ask why they phrase it that way. Why didn't they ask "Why Does Clinton have a problem with educated voters?" but that didn't lead to a discussion.
    During the general I didn't hear them mention how much Gore and Kerry had lost the white vote by as they continued the "Why does Obama have such a problem getting the white vote?" cry
    It was unreal.

    Journalists, like soap operas, like conflict and create it regularly.

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