Bulllshit. I'm a realist. Maybe you think that mainstream America will all just fawn over someone they perceive to be a pro-crime, pro-drug, racialist. Sorry, but I know better. I think what you meant to right is that what is important to blacks is bad for America. Thats not correct. What is important to blacks cannot be emphasized by a black candidate, or else his blackness will be emphasized. The more that is true, the more votes go to John McCain. He doesn't need to "reject" his own race. I never said that. But he needs to avoid the perception that he is pandering to them. And him being elected at all, is a step in the right direction. But leave the strawman arguments at home, I never said that it would mean America was "unracial". And the worst presidential ticket? Maybe you think so, but Americans don't. It wasn't so long ago that McCain was ahead of Obama. You are an idiot. I'm on YOUR side, genius. I don't think blacks are equal in this country, and I think that needs to change. But as much as I'd love to shove it in Americans faces and say "YES, HE IS BLACK, AND HE IS OBVIOUSLY THE BEST CANDIDATE", if he does that, HE LOSES. Americans are RACIST. You know that, but somehow think that he should be losing those racist votes to pander to people who will already vote for him nonetheless. Oh, and actions which would lead to McCain being elected will help either of those things? Do tell how that will happen. Bullshit. And you know shit about me, so don't make this personal. You seem like a smart guy, try and stick to the arguments and don't make asinine ad hominem arguments. Obama can ignore you...WHEN HE IS RUNNING. When he is president, he damn well better listen to you and represent you. Then you don't vote. All politicians do that. You want someone who will represent you in office or not? If not, feel free to be a purist. Feel free to not vote for anyone who isn't a fucking perfectionist. Then you will have people who aren't just "clowns" in office, you will have people who are dangerous and actively work against your interest. So congratulations about being "pure". You want to hate on whites like me who support black efforts but think that Obama being a purist will mean that McCain get elected. You would rather Obama promise you things and lose the election, and not be able to actually give you anything, than Obama ignore you, and then win and be able to help you. This is the rampant idiocy that is so common among human rights folks. No, its not. Its the Jewish voting bloc, specifically in Florida. The Cubans are also an important voting bloc, even though their percentage is even tinier. Thats the idiosyncratic problems with the electoral college, that small groups get disproportionate amounts of power.