You can't win or lose an arguement based on opinion. You have no empirical evidence to support your assertion he would have been voted down if he were republican and I have no evidence he would have been elected. What you have is historical evidence that blacks have traditionally voted democrat but that's not what I'm arguing. If you think any black people were going to miss a realistic chance to get one of thier own into the white house regardless of party affiliation, I assert you couldn't be more wrong. If that makes you feel like your opinion is winning so be it.
Cysko, this is getting a little rich. You're stating something that is nothing more than an opinion, without a single shred of evidence to back it up, which you are now saying is a hypothetical, and then actually uttering the words "You have no empirical evidence to support your assertion..."
That's balls. Or something else. You decide.
Of course, this is after you asked/dared me to try and show you that 50 blacks voted for McCain, and I showed you evidence of how 636,000 did. This is after I've shown you how blacks have overwhelmingly voted for a white Democrat before, and in numbers similar - but slightly less - to the overwhelming majority they gave to Obama. This is after I've also shown you that black primary voters actually preferred Hillary Clinton in the early stages of the primary campaign against Obama. This is after I've shown you that not once before have a majority of blacks supported a Republican candidate for Congress. And to this we could also add the fact that there were little to no black support for Herman Cain's presidential campaign, nor Alan Keyes' multiple runs for president in the past. If what you say is true, and that blacks just want a realistic chance to vote for one of their own, they have a funny way of showing it - by never supporting a black Republican candidate for either president or Congress.
Despite not having any historical examples where a black Republican is up against a white Democrat for President, all of this suggests that what you're saying is wildly off the mark. In order to make the case that you're making you'd have to show that at least some
black Republicans were supported by the black community. Except you can't name a single instance where this has happened. And I can name a bunch of examples where it hasn't
And now you saying you're not arguing any of this, but that "black people were [not] going to miss a realistic chance to get one of thier own into the white house regardless of party affiliation."
It's a little too much to take.
But I would ask you this: if this is your view, what is it that you think explains why black voters don't vote on financial issues, or social issues, on crime, education, foreign policy, veterans issues, etc., and base their vote solely on whether or not the candidate is black?
What makes them different from white voters?