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Midnight Mike
2008-09-17, 04:57 PM
I guess only matters when Obama is losing :wink: :lol:

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius publicly considered the possibility that Sen. Barack Obama’s race might be a factor in this year’s presidential election during an appearance here Tuesday.

“Have any of you noticed that Barack Obama is part African-American?” Sebelius asked in response to a question about why the election is so close. “That may be a factor. All the code language, all that doesn’t show up in the polls. And that may be a factor for some people.”

The remark, delivered in the governor’s low key, folksy, out-from-behind-the-podium style, raised a couple chuckles but few eyebrows in the downtown Iowa City crowd, but Republicans took offense and responded in short order.

http://iowaindependent.com/5627/sebeliu ... e-a-factor (http://iowaindependent.com/5627/sebelius-obamas-race-may-be-a-factor)

CNN's Jack Cafferty

Will race be the factor that keeps Obama from the White House?
Race is arguably the biggest issue in this election, and it's one that nobody's talking about.

The differences between Barack Obama and John McCain couldn't be more well-defined. Obama wants to change Washington. McCain is a part of Washington and a part of the Bush legacy. Yet the polls remain close. Doesn't make sense…unless it's race.

Time magazine's Michael Grunwald says race is the elephant in the room. He says Barack Obama needs to tread lightly as he fights back against the McCain-Palin campaign attacks.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/20 ... -a-factor/ (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/16/cafferty-obama-race-a-factor/)