I hear that all the time. But the numbers are telling us the exact opposite. South Carolina is a good example. Voters there voted pretty much along racial lines... blacks went for Obama, whites went for Hillary. Young people prefer Obama, who's younger. Women prefer Hillary, who's a woman. I wouldn't be surprised if white males favored McCain, Romney, Huckabee and Paul. As for issues, the race/sex issue seems to be engulfing the Democratic primary, with blacks hitting Hillary for her LBJ comment and reference to Obama's drug use (through a black supporter), the controversy over Oprah abandoning women to support a black man, Obama's difficulty convincing Hispanics to vote for him, etc. It seems the reality is that race and sex are terrifically relevant and important, not "a technicality" that we're all past. Well?