Vote for your race??

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    Lately (after Cortez win) I've heard it said by some that politicians should, physically, resemble the people in their district. Does that mean white people should only vote for other white people? Hmm... not sure how I feel about that idea.

    Seems kind of ... stupid?
     
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    As a white woman, who has voted for men and women who are not of my sex and ethnic background, I would say that this thread is quite full of it. I have voted for white men, such as Al Gore, who is a white man from Tennessee, Jimmy Carter, a white man from Georgia, Bill Clinton, a white man from Arkansas, a white woman from Illinois, a man who was born a Hawaiian, the child of a white woman from Kansas and an African man from Kenya. Just what is it that you are trying to say?
     
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    What are you trying to say?
     
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    White people tend to evaluate a candidate without regard to race. Black people vote for black people and hispanics vote for hispanics. As soon as Crowley's district became hispanic they voted in a hispanic. At least in the primary. It would be a big shock if she lost the general.
     
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    It'll never fly. Two years ago a buncha white people voted for an orange guy.
     
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    lul
     
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    Is that so? Without regard to race, hmm??? Seems unlikely.
     
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    And orange you glad we did?
     
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    Not at all. I was all about Colin Powell running for POTUS despite the rock and a hard place result that tarnished his legacy. Bobby Jindal as well. Depending on where one lives and a vast array of circumstances, voting by race only is absurd. Doing so severely limits candidate choices at minimum not to mention compromise of personal values for personification of self in certain instances.
     
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    I don't vote for race, I vote for ideology. If I voted for race, I'd be voting for white liberals. That would be really stupid.
     

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