Let me see if Iíve got this straight.Linda is correct on why most white people voted for Obama. They felt by doing so, They wouldn't be deemed racist by black people, They felt maybe it might heal race relations once and for all and black people won;t blame every new white person born for all slavery in this world.
McCain defeated Romney in 2008 then Obama defeated McCain. Large numbers of white people supported Obama because they didnít want to be perceived as racist.
Three months before the 2012 election in most polls Obama is ahead of Romney because white people are still afraid of being perceived as racist. When those same people who said in the poll that they support Obama enter the voting booth they will change their vote to Romney because they are more concerned about the welfare of the country than race relations.
There might be a small percentage of the electorate which fits those criteria but to suggest that Ďmost white peopleí feel that way is ludicrous. Whatís going on here is Linda and Kaptoz donít want Obama to be reelected so they are clinging to this rather weak theory. If someone is intimidated about how to respond to a random pollster for fear of how the answer may be perceived then their vote will be compromised as well.
Very similar to Bush vs Kerry Obama is a weak incumbent and Romney is an even weaker challenger. In a presidential election the incumbent has a statistical advantage over the challenger. The evidence which backs that theory up is the fact that of the eighteen elected presidents who have sought reelection since 1900 only four have been defeated.