How Racist Are We? Ask Google - NYTimes.com
Ottway Ducard stashed this in people
Conclusion: stay away from country roads that lead to West Virginia. Unless you play for Marshall or WVU. :)
Add up the totals throughout the country, and racial animus cost Mr. Obama three to five percentage points of the popular vote. In other words, racial prejudice gave John McCain the equivalent of a home-state advantage nationally.
If my findings are correct, race could very well prove decisive against Mr. Obama in 2012. Most modern presidential elections are close. Losing even two percentage points lowers the probability of a candidate’s winning the popular vote by a third. And prejudice could cost Mr. Obama crucial states like Ohio, Florida and even Pennsylvania.
Especially if your opponent owns the voting machines: http://pandawhale.com/convo/7897/does-the-romney-family-now-own-your-e-vote
I'm pretty much tired of being called a racist just because I think the Obama administration is spending far too much money. Nobody thought I was racist when I had the same criticism for Bush.
I think the voting machine thing is far too conspiratorial a red herring for me. The Democrats say there is no voter fraud because what person would risk 5 years in jail just to commit such a crime? Why wouldn't that same logic apply to voting fraud at the ballot box level?
Not liking Obama's policies is fine. This article is about bona fide (hidden) racism.
I do wonder if I'm overreacting about the potential for the voting machine thing to happen because of what I believe happened in Ohio in 2004.
I think it's simple; if you've put up $1bn investment -- collectively -- to win an election, every extra big/little effort counts.
I just finished reading "Why I left Wall Street?" by Greg Smith. Do we really believe folks like this would not go to any length to win an election?
exhibit a: 2000 election.